Satchfield hits pressure kick in Oxford
Published 12:00 am Monday, September 13, 1999
A 10-point fourth quarter enabled most Ole Miss fans to relax in the Rebels’ 38-14 win over Arkansas State Saturday.
Sharon Sharp of Natchez was not one of them.
Sharp’s brother, Scott Satchfield, was selected in a drawing among Ole Miss students to kick a 15-yard field goal at halftime of the game with the chance of qualifying for a free semester’s tuition.
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Satchfield, who is from Covington, La., nailed the field goal.
&uot;My mother called me when the game was over,&uot; Sharp said. &uot;I didn’t know until then. I think it’s fantastic. I have never been this nervous about an Ole Miss game.&uot;
Satchfield’s name was drawn last Thursday.
&uot;He’s always been athletic, I just didn’t know if he would be too nervous,&uot; Sharp said.
One male and female student are drawn from a box at the union. When Satchfield was informed by a representative of Ole Miss Sports Marketing that his name had been drawn, he went out and hit a few practice kicks.
&uot;Friday I went with a friend and we counted it off,&uot; said the 135-pound Satchfield, who played soccer but not football in high school. &uot;I attempted 40 and made 39. But I figured I would be nervous with 50,000 people watching me.&uot;
What might have made matters a little tougher is that the female student nailed her kick.
&uot;I didn’t really have time to be nervous,&uot; Satchfield said. &uot;But when the girl made hers, it kind of doubled the pressure. It was great. We were by the student section, so I could here all of my fraternity brothers chanting my name. It was amazing. I’ve always been a huge Rebel fan, but I never imagined running on the field.&uot;
Satchfield said he knew the kick was good when he hit it.
&uot;I think it would have been good from 35 yards,&uot; he said.
Depending on how many more guys make their kicks will determine how many will kick for the prize.
The final competition on Nov. 20 at the Ole Miss-Georgia game will start from the goal line and the ball will be moved back five yards with kickers who miss being eliminated from the competition.
n Jeremy Lawrence of Ferriday, La.,had one unassisted tackle in LSU’s 52-0 over North Texas Saturday night. Lawrence collected four unassisted tackles and had one assist and a broke up a pass in LSU’s season-opening win over San Jose State last week.
Lawrence played defensive end and linebacker against North Texas.
&uot;I did all right, I guess,&uot; Lawrence said of his performance Saturday.
&uot;This game they ran the ball so much that I played more of an end than linebacker,&uot; Lawrence said.
Lawrence said the difference between LSU’s sloppy win over San Jose and the blowout of North Texas was all about everyone following their assignments.
&uot;We had a meeting at the beginning of the week with the coaches and everybody talked about what we needed to improve on.&uot;
LSU hosts Auburn next Saturday in its SEC opener at 4 p.m.
&uot;I know that’s not going to be like this game,&uot; Lawrence said.
n Former Cathedral standout Von Hutchins has been moved from wide receiver to cornerback by Ole Miss head coach David Cutcliffe.
Hutchins may still be redshirted.
Joey Martin is sports editor of The Natchez Democrat.
He can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 446-5172 ext. 232.