MN prep kicker boots 52-yard field goal in state tourney game

Alexandria High School kicker Daniel Jackson wowed the crowd with a 52-yard field goal in a recent Class 5A quarterfinal game against Rogers.

Despite challenging conditions, including a strong crosswind, Jackson made the kick during the second quarter, effortlessly securing a 3-0 lead for the Cardinals.

Jackson's 52-yard field goal set a new record in the Minnesota State High School League's tournament, surpassing the previous record of 43 yards set in 1996.

The Cardinals were tied 0-0 before the spectacular kick, contributing to their eventual victory.

After a touchdown by the Royals, Alexandria rallied in the second half, clinching the win with three touchdown passes by Chase Thompson and a 90-yard interception return by Evan Kludt in the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals' triumph improved their record to an impressive 11-0.

Next, they are set to face St. Thomas Academy in the Class 5A semifinals at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Brian Smiddle's 43-yard record, set in 1996, was surpassed by Jackson's remarkable 52-yard kick.

 The video of Jackson's booming field goal showcases his exceptional kicking abilities.

Jackson's feat adds an exciting highlight to high school football, capturing attention with an extraordinary moment in the game.

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