Argyle’s Hedlund sets national record

Argyle sophomore Cole Hedlund made history on Friday night.

As the Eagles beat Monahans 34-14 to advance to the Class 3A Division II state championship game next week, the sophomore kicker set the national record for field goals made in a season with his 22nd and 23rd made field goals through 15 games.

Hedlund kicked field goals of 29 and 36 yards, giving him 23 on the season and putting him ahead of three players who had 22: Oklahoma City Heritage Hall’s Jimmy Stevens (2005), Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame’s Chris Sailer (1994) and Birmingham (Ala.) Huffman’s Philip Doyle (1985).

Hedlund is, of course, the younger brother of Chad Hedlund, who was Argyle’s kicker the past three seasons and is now at Wake Forest. He’s also the son of UNT women’s soccer coach John Hedlund.

You’d have to think Cole Hedlund should be set up nicely to eventually break the career record seeing as how he has another game left this year and two more full seasons of play. What a great accomplishment for the sophomore that set the state record last week with 21 field goals.

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