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By Ron Warnick
Staff writer 

Remembering a record field goal


Last updated 10/16/2021 at 5:17pm

Courtesy photo

The practice goalposts at that Lewis Reagan and his father built more than 40 years ago still stand in Ragland. And the 58-yard field goal that Reagan kicked for the Tucumcari Rattlers still is in the New Mexico record books.

RAGLAND - On the edge of the caprock, a father and his teenage son built a makeshift set of goalposts that doubled as a pasture gate behind the village's general store.

It was here the boy, Lewis Reagan, practiced his placekicking for the Tucumcar...

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