Not only was the 62-55 final score eye-popping in Central Valley’s win against Shadle Park. But, boy, a couple of state records were also smashed along the way, according to Washington record-keeper David Maley.
First, the kicking record.
Central Valley’s Austin Rehkow is continuing to make a push for a spot on the all-state team with another incredibly long field goal. This time, after kicks of 52 and 56 yards earlier this season, Rehkow kicked a 67-yard field goal to tie the game at 55 as time expired. That broke a record set more than 80 years ago, in 1929,by Kent’s Kelly Imhoff, who booted a 62-yard field goal that year.
According to The National Federation of High Schools Record Book, Rehkow’s kick is tied for the second-longest kick in the country. Dirk Borgognone, from Reno, Nev., holds the record with a 68-yard field goal in 1985. The other two kickers with 67-yard field goals are from Georgia (in 1999) and Texas (in 1987).
According to ESPN.com’s Mason Kelley, Rehkow only has a partial scholarship offer from Eastern Washington. Rehkow entered the game ranked third all-time in Washington with 25 career field goals.
In that same game, Shadle Park quarterback Brett Rypien broke the state’s single-game passing record by throwing for 577 yards. The previous record was held by Monroe’s Joey Roppo, who threw for 516 yards in 2010.
I’ve included the records for the longest field goal in Washington and the most passing yards in a single game below.
Longest Field Goal
Austin Rehkow, Central Valley (2012) 67 yds.
Kelly Imhoff, Kent (1929) 62 yds.
Kieron Walford, Federal Way (1973) 59 yds.
Randy Jones, Ferris (1994) 59 yds.
Kendall Van Horne, Cheney (1988) 57 yds.
Randy Jones, Ferris (1993) 57 yds.
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2012) 577 yds.
Joey Roppo, Monroe (2010) 516 yds.
Ben Dougherty, Elma (1997) 513 yds.
Ty Taubenheim, Lynden (1999) 513 yds.
Mark Mace, Kennewick (2003) 498 yds.
Ryan Bergman, Issaquah (2009) 498 yds.