Hall senior Noe Ruelas set the state record Friday night with a 56-yard field goal at Chalmers Stadium.
Despite the boot, Simsbury won the game 9-3 in overtime.
New Connecticut Field Goal record 56 yard field goal @KohlsKicking @CUBuffsFootball @SHU__Football @coachcahill1 @CoachTyler21 @CoachPSap @SCSUFB @SixZeroThompson @KohlsHighlights @GameTimeCT @espn @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/ofBFneLArR
— Noe Ruelas (@noeruelas11) September 14, 2019
Three kickers had held the record with 54-yard field goals, according to the Connecticut High School Football Record Book.
Two did it in 1987: Rico Brogna, the future Major League Baseball player and high school football coach, did it for Watertown against Wolcott. Tyler Timion of Fermi kicked one in a game against Rockville. Pomperaug’s Matt Paola matched them in 2011 against Notre Dame-Fairfield.
— Steve Markie (@HallFootball1) September 14, 2019
Hall led 3-0 on the Ruelas’ record-setting kick, but Caden Lill’s field goal sent the game to overtime for Simsbury.
In overtime, Rory Walker picked off Hall and Brendan Gaffney scored the winning touchdown.
Simsbury improved to 1-0. Hall fell to 0-1.
Opening the season with a win at Hall. Caden Lill kicks a field goal to send to OT. Rory Walker ends Hall’s scoring chance with a INT. Brendan Gaffney pounds the ball in to win the game. @SGCBoosters @SimsburyTrojans @CollinsvillePrs #findaway @GameTimeCT pic.twitter.com/XhDEwVPpqG
— Simsbury Trojan Football (@masters_coach) September 14, 2019