The sky apparently is the only limit fo
r Cole Hedlund
, the sensational sophomore kicker from Argyle (Texas)
The 5-foot-9, 160-pounder raised his single-season, national-record field goal total to 25 on Friday, but the Eagles were edged by unbeaten Wimberley (Texas)
, 21-14, in the Class 3A Division II state championship game. He had broken the record of 22, which was shared by three players, one week earlier.
Hedlund entered Friday's game with 23 field goals and added two more from distances of 37 and 24 yards For the year he made 25 of 30 attempts. His extra points were just as impressive: 73 of 75.
Coach Todd Rodgers told MaxPreps, "I hope everybody recognizes his accuracy - his potential. He has a tremendous upside. He's got to continue to get stronger. He'll be a hot commodity at the end of his junior year for recruiting."
The Eagles will lose a lot of three-year starters through graduation and will have to rebuild next year.
"I've had a pre-determined limit for him at 42 to 45 yards," Rodgers revealed. "He'll be given an opportunity to extend to 50 yards as he matures and gets stronger."