Looney specialized in kicking during career at Elkins High
Editor’s note: The following is the second in a series of profiles of individuals that will be inducted in the Randolph County Athletic Hall of Fame on Aug. 17.
Travis Looney was a kicker for the Elkins High School football team from 1979-1980.
He was known as a soccer-style kicker, and there was no organized soccer team at that time at Elkins High School.
Tiger head football coach Mike Hickman (1978-1982) saw great potential in Looney’s ability to garner more points for his team.
He won several games for Elkins High School with his leg, including the game against Liberty-Harrison (their quarterback was current Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher) in 1980 and against Lewis County in 1979.
In 1979. he kicked six extra points and was 3 of 3 in field goals.
In 1980, Looney kicked 20 extra points and was 3 of 8 in field goals. He was honored on the All-Big 10 Conference first team, All-Mon Valley team and was a second-team selection of the Class AAA all-state squad as a kicker.