On Halloween, Prep Rally covered the rather remarkable story of Lake Wales (Fla.) High punter Tate Mathewson, whose 80-yard punt traveled an astounding 96 yards. Just days later, another punter used the final kick of his high school career to mount what will always appear a more statistically impressive feat in official terms: A 93-yard punt, all yards counting on the official stat sheet.
As reported by the Seattle Times, Inglemoor (Wash.) High senior kicker and punter Willie Augustavo had one final kick of his prep career, and he put all he had into it. Augustavo's final punt traveled an official 93 yards, more than 60 of which came in the air.
"I knew it was going to be the last punt of my high school career," Augustavo told the Times. "So I was trying to put as much as I had into it."
There are no official statistics for longest punt in Washington state history, but Augustavo's would seem to have a legitimate shot at being the longest. After all, there are only six possibilities for longer official distances in a punt, and it would be awfully difficult to land one of those six punt distances cleanly, inbounds.
While Augustavo's kicking talents might be in the spotlight now, the senior is also a star on the baseball diamond. As a junior, Augustavo was one of the batting average leaders in King County, and he is also one of Inglemoor's best pitchers with a confident three-pitch repertoire.
No matter which sport Augustavo pursues at the next level, he can always look back on his prep days and know that he went out of high school football with a bang or, perhaps more appropriately, a monster blast from his leg.