TKS Alumni – Chase Eckman, Mt Carmel HS (San Diego) – Kicks 49 Yard Field Goal

From the NC TIMES

PREP BLOG: Eckman’s feat is strictly for kicks

September 06, 2012 7:38 pm  •  By TOM SHERIDAN tsheridan@nctimes.com

There were a lot of good things for Mt. Carmel High football coach John Anderson to contemplate after the Sundevils season-opening game victory over La Jolla.

But the one thing that really gave Anderson a little extra kick about the game was the 49-yard field goal that junior place-kicker Chase Eckman nailed as time expired before halftime.

“It would have been good from 55 or 60,” Anderson said.

Anderson said that it not only gave the team a 17-0 lead, but sent it into the locker room with an extra bounce in their step.

Eckman came up to the varsity late last season after Nick Vasko, the place-kicker and quarterback, was injured. He played a little fullback but this year has been asked to focus on his duties as the teams place-kicker and punter.

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