Before this season, Broadneck kicker Adam Greene didn’t elaborate much on his goals for his senior year other than to say he hoped to break a few school records. Saturday, he broke two and also set a state record.
The All-Metro kicker hit three field goals in the No. 12 Bruins’ 44-21 homecoming victory over North County – two 41 yarders with a 28 yarder in between. His second field goal was the 25th of his four-year career, breaking the previous state record of 24 set by Linganore’s Alex Eckard in 2009.
“It’s a real big deal for me,” Greene said,” because it shows I’ve been consistent for a long period of time. They announced it over the speaker how it set a new Maryland state record and the team was there to support me. They came out and gave me high fives and I got a standing ovation from the crowd.”
Bruins coach Rob Harris agreed that the state record shows that Greeen has been a consistent kicker since his freshman year.
“It’s like a lifetime achievement award,” Harris said. “You don’t set this record unless you’re really good for a really long time. He has 26 field goals and I don’t think he’s done yet this year – so to have that and to have the state record for career field goals is just an amazing accomplishment. It says something about his consistency, his work ethic and it’s just really nice.”
Saturday, Greene also broke the school record for most career points by a kicker with 199, eclipsing the mark of 198 set in 2004 by Chris Desautels, who also held the previous school record of 23 field goals. Greene’s three field goals in a game also tied a Desautels school record and fell one short of the state record.
Greene gave credit to his veteran snapper Tom Dyson and his first-year holder Canaan Gebele. On a recent Saturday, he treated the pair to lunch.
“We’ve come a long way,” Greene said. “My holder is a sophomore and he’s gotten progressively better through the season and now we’re at our peak where we’re doing our best so far. It’s great to have their support. They’re basically my best friends on the team which is what you really want to have as a kicker.”
Greene has nine field goals this fall and he said he’s now aiming to break the school single-season record of 12 held by Chris McDermott since 2006. If he breaks that, he will at least tie the state mark of 13 set by Scott Abt of Cambridge-South Dorchester in 2010.
Last season, Greene set an Anne Arundel County record with a 56-yard field goal. The state record is 59 yards.
Greene is still considering five college programs: Maryland, Navy, Wake Forest, Cornell and Vanderbilt. He plans to make his decision after the season.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times