North East Semi-Final Event, Matawan High School - Aberdeen, NJ
Saturday August 8, 2009
Sunny / 80 Degrees / 5 mph Wind
Surface: Field Turf
More than thirty talented specialists from eight states gathered for the National Kicking Combine Series Northeast Super Regional at
Among the college division kickers, numerous players shined after hitting eight or more field goals. Leading the way with nine successful kicks was Brad Prasky (Groton HS-MA). The soccer player turned kicker showed good lift on the ball with a long of 52 yards from a one inch block. After that, numerous performers hit eight field goals but top recognition has to go to James Devens (James Madison HS-VA) with a long of 52, Matt Maczura (Pittsburgh Catholic-PA) with a long of 47 and Jake Smith (Milford Prep-NY) with a long of 52 who were impressive in kicking off the ground. Anthony Cavallaro (Delaware Valley HS-PA) headed the charge on kickoffs by posting a 61 yard and 3.5 seconds hang time average from a one inch tee. Tyler Yonchiuk (East Brunswick HS-NJ) showed why several big time programs are in pursuit by averaging 43 yards and 4.5 seconds hang time per punt. Chris Mattos (Monroe HS-NJ) also dropped several bombs in posting a 44 yard and 3.8 seconds hang time punting average.
In the class of 2011 varsity division, the top field goal kicker of the day no doubt was Michael Branthover (DeMatha Catholic HS-MD) who hit 9 of 10 field goals with a long of 52 yards off the ground! Kyle Lawrence (Kecoughtan HS-VA) also went an impressive 9 of 10 with a long of 47 from a one inch block. Anthony DiPaula (
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