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Lindsey Wilson junior quarterback Branden Cresap, a Collins graduate, threw for 419 yards and four touchdowns Saturday to lead the Raiders to a 50-45 victory at Reinhardt (Ga.).
Not only did that earn Lindsey Wilson its first 2-0 start in program history, but the performance also earned Cresap the Mid-South Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Cresap completed 26 of 38 passes, including TD throws of 25, 32, 8 and 49 yards. He completed three passes for 50 yards to former Collins teammate Tavis Elzy.
Another former Titan, sophomore linebacker Michael Brooks, had eight tackles – all solo – including one for loss.
Shelby County graduate Edwin Thomas, a senior running back, had one catch for 11 yards, and he returned two kickoffs for 16 yards.
LWC plays at Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday night.
Axline makes first catch
Ben Axline, a redshirt sophomore receiver for the University of Tennessee at Martin, had one catch – the first of his college career – for 10 yards on Boise State’s blue turf Saturday in the Skyhawks’ 63-14 loss to the Broncos.
Axline’s older brother, Matthew, is a starting offensive lineman for UT-Martin.
UT-Martin hosts Central Arkansas, which is ranked No. 7 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) at 7 p.m. Saturday in its home opener.
Manley’s Colonels ranked 11th
The Centre women’s golf team, which includes Shelby County grad Michaela Manley, is ranked 11th in the Golf World/WGCA NCAA Division III preseason poll, which was released in late August. The Colonels tied for ninth place in the NCAA Championships last year. They open their season Thursday in the Jim English Centre Invitational at Danville Country Club.