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Monmouth College Football Kicker Earns MWC Honor
Monmouth College freshman kicker Matt Batton had a day to remember in Saturday's 59-0 win over Grinnell and earned his first Midwest Conference Special Teams Performer of the Week honor.

Batton, a backup kicker from Peoria, came on in the second half to handle the kickoff duties and averaged more than 60-yards per kick, but the highlight came on offense.

Kicking into a rainy cross wind, Batton nailed a school-record 51-yard field goal with 9:59 left in the fourth quarter. The kick easily surpassed the 46-yard record of current Fighting Scots kicking coach Nate Palkovic set just two years ago.

Matt Batton

(Story and photo submitted by Monmouth College Athletic Department)
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