Record Breaking Night in Tigers Win

WW South kicker makes eight fields in 26-0 win

 

WHEATON – Special teamer Jack Olsen inspired a handful of lofty chants from the Wheaton-Warrenville South football student section Friday night.

Ain’t that a kick? Or eight.

Shouts of “YOU CAN’T STOP HIM!” and “MVP!” pierced through a persistent mist for good reason. Olsen drilled an IHSA single-game record eight field goals in the Tigers’ 26-0 season opening shutout of Metea Valley, connecting from 48, 38, 24, 44, 25, 44, 45 and 20 yards.

“For kickers, I know, for most kids, once you make one, it just starts rolling,” Olsen said. “And I couldn’t have done it without my offense getting me down that close every time.”
A junior who embarked upon placekicking on the heels of his soccer background, Olsen also heaped plaudits on snapper Brad George and holder Joe Ives, both seniors.
Early in the fourth quarter, Ives snagged one of three Tigers interceptions and returned it to the Mustangs’ 3-yard line. Unable to visit the end zone, the offense relied on the George-Ives-Olsen trio once again to cap the scoring.
“We work a lot at it together. After practice, before practice, so it’s pretty special for us,” George said.
[Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com]

“For kickers, I know, for most kids, once you make one, it just starts rolling,” Olsen said. “And I couldn’t have done it without my offense getting me down that close every time.”

A junior who embarked upon placekicking on the heels of his soccer background, Olsen also heaped plaudits on snapper Brad George and holder Joe Ives, both seniors.

Early in the fourth quarter, Ives snagged one of three Tigers interceptions and returned it to the Mustangs’ 3-yard line. Unable to visit the end zone, the offense relied on the George-Ives-Olsen trio once again to cap the scoring.

“We work a lot at it together. After practice, before practice, so it’s pretty special for us,” George said.

[Sandy Bressner – sbressner@shawmedia.com]

 

The Wheaton Warrenville South defense registered a safety late in the third quarter, marking the only time fans and the scoreboard operator didn’t count by three.

After making 3 of his 7 field goal attempts in 2017, Olsen shattered the previous IHSA single-game record of five field goals, set by Bloomington Central Catholic’s Todd Kurz on Oct. 11, 1991.

Also the team’s punter, Olsen missed a field goal attempt from 52 yards with 5:49 remaining in the third quarter. Wheaton Warrenville South students chanted “WE STILL LOVE YOU!” in the direction of someone who hardly was sulking.

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