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Hoosier ties national interception record

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On October 7, Veedersburg (Indiana) Fountain Central High School’s Andrew Mitchell did what only a select few 11-player football players have done in the history of the game.

In Fountain Central’s 62-18 home victory over Cayuga (Indiana) North Vermillion High School, Mitchell returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the same quarter.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations’ National High School Sports Record Book, and pending the normal verification process, that ties Mitchell with nine other players for the national record in that particular category.

On back-to-back offensive plays, Mitchell picked off errant North Vermillion passes for long touchdown scores ‑ the first one for 65 yards and the second for 45 yards ‑ to give him the national mark.

With the win, Fountain Central improved to 8-0 for the season.

Interestingly, two Iowa players accomplished the same thing on consecutive weekends earlier this season.

On August 26, Alan Lazard of Urbandale (Iowa) High School did that in a game with Des Moines (Iowa) Hoover High School. Exactly a week later on September 2, Tim Kilfoy of Davenport (Iowa) Assumption High School duplicated that feat in a game with Burlington (Iowa) High School.

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