Gophers recruit has a leg up
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- September 8, 2009 - 10:32 AM
You might already know, but I thought I'd pass this along. Kip Smith, a kicker from Broomfield, Colorado, has committed to the Gophers for next year.
Well, Smith kicked a Colorado state-record 67-yard field goal to help Broomfield Legacy beat Mountain Range, 29-7. The circumstances were a little odd. It was late in the first half. After a fair catch at their own 43, the Broomfield coach called a time out. According to Colorado high school rules, his team was then allowed a free kick from that spot.
Smith teed up the ball and let it go. According to a report on MaxPreps.com, Smith's kick cleared the uprights with 5 yards to spare. The national high school record is 68 yards.
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