Trinity's Pappanastos Sets State FG Record
Senior place-kicker Andy Pappanastos kicked four field goals in Trinity Presbyterian’s 40-21 win over Montgomery Academy Friday night to become the AHSAA’s career field goal leader.
Pappanastos had field goals of 24, 37, 41 and 44 yards to give him 14 this season and 46 overall.
Pappanastos came into the contest with 42 field goals, one behind state leader Philip Doyle of Birmingham’s Huffman High School (1983-86). Doyle’s 43 field goals were a national record at the time, but it has since been surpassed by four others, including current NFHS national record holder Jimmy Stevens of Oklahoma City Heritage Hall (OK) with 50. Pappanastos is now just four away from tying that mark with at least two games remaining in the Wildcats season.
His four field goals in one game is his career high and one shy of the state single game mark (5) set by Ricky Beck of Geneva in 1970 and tied by Tim Rogers of Mountain Brook in 1990 and Josh Woodard of Decatur in 2001.
Trinity (6-3) travels to Elmore County Friday night for its final game of the regular season and will be on the road in the first round of the AHSAA Class 3A state football playoffs on Nov. 5.