Blanton Creque had a big year in helping Collins in its first state championship, defeating state power Highlands in the 4-A finals. But winning state was a goal all along for Creque and the Titans.
“Winning state was the goal for the start, so getting a rematch with Highlands was exciting for everyone,” Creque said. “Getting to contribute with a field goal at the end of the first half was a great feeling, especially the way it ended.”
Knocking the ball through the uprights was nothing new for Creque who had been consistent all season.
“I had a good year. I made 80 of 81 extra points and nine of 14 field goals. I scored a lot of points. Most of my misses came from 50-plus yards out. I’d like to make a few more longer field goals this year,” he continued.
Creque is a confident kicker not only in making field goals, but also on the kickoff. He knows that his efforts can go a long way towards winning a game.
“My biggest strength is my consistency on field goals and kickoffs. I feel that I can change the game with every kick, whether it’s making a crucial field goal or putting the ball in the endzone on a kickoff to eliminate a return,” he continued.
Creque also knows he has areas to improve and he’s working on those things as the summer progresses.
“I’ve been working hard on improving my kickoffs this summer. I’ve been able to generate a good amount of hang time while still kicking the ball through the endzone which is what college coaches want,” he continued.
And college coaches have been watching Creque all summer long.
“I’ve been in contact with Louisville and Kentucky the most throughout the summer. I had a great camp at Louisville and plan to visit during the fall. I got invited to kick for Stanford in June, which was a great experience. Other schools I’ve talked to are Western Kentucky and UAB. My only offer right now is Morehead State,” he said.
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