By Mick Moninghoff
July 6, 2019
Mike Weaver kicked the longest field in Pirates’ history on Saturday night in the Team’s 54-52 victory over the New York Streets at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY.
The kick was a 60 yarder as the horn sounded. The field goal established a new mark, besting the previous record which was set by Ali Mourtada, a 48 field goal last season on June 2, in Portland, ME in a 52-37 victory.
When asked if he had ever kicked a 60 yards out to win a game, Weaver said, “I have not, that was amazing. All glory to God. Thank you so much for everything he does for me day in and day out, allowing me to play this beautiful game and just allowing me to make that kick for my team, that was huge, thank you so much. God, I love you,” he added pointing to the heavens.
Weaver admitted he was nervous as he took the field with just two seconds remaining and the Pirates trailing 52-51.
“Obviously I was a little nervous with the game winner but after I said my prayer, all my nerves calmed down and I just focused everything that I do, day in and day out. That’s the most important thing,” he said.
Head Coach Anthony Payton said, “I trust Mike, he’s a great kicker. He was a great kicker at Wake Forrest and so I put it in his hands.”
Now the Pirates will go for a franchise record seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night at the DCU Center when they face the Jacksonville Sharks at 7:15 pm.
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