Cresap having monster senior season

Martha Layne Collins is a new high school in Kentucky, but the school has started off its football program with a bang as they sit at 10-1 and in the second round of the playoffs. Senior quarterback Branden Cresap has been a dominant force in leading them to victories.

Martha Layne Collins is a new high school in Kentucky, but the school has started off its football program with a bang as they sit at 10-1 and in the second round of the playoffs. Senior quarterback Branden Cresap has been a dominant force in leading them to victories.

Collins is preparing to face Fairdale Friday night in the second round of the playoffs. This could be the second victory in what looks like a productive playoff run for the new school. Cresap believes that the potential is there for a deep run as well.

"If we can stay focused every week, then we have a lot of potential to go really far," said Cresap. "For us, we just need to keep getting better week-by-week and respect every opponent. Our defense is really starting to come along which is a good thing to see once you hit the playoffs," he continued.

Individually, Cresap has been a dominating performer in his senior season and he feels confident with his teammates.

"So far I feel I have done pretty good. I've been getting the ball to our play-makers and giving them a chance to go up and get the ball," he said.

Cresap has has gone 184 of 313 on the season for 2862 yards and 38 touchdowns, while only throwing nine interceptions. He feels good about his improvement over the course of the season in several aspects of his game.

"I've learned to trust my offensive line," said Cresap. "Coming into this season, not one of them had played varsity, so I was uneasy about the protection, but they have done an outstanding job and continue to get better," he continued. "Also (I've learned) to be patient in the pocket and letting things develop before I take off running. At times during the early part of the season, I would get antsy and not wait on the play to develop and instead of having a big game, we would have a two or three yard gain," he finished.

Recruiting has been a little slow for Cresap, but there is interest and he has taken a couple of unofficial visits.

"I have still not received any offers," said Cresap. "The schools I have been hearing from most are Marshall, Akron, Tennessee-Martin and Campbellsville," he said. "I took a visit to Marshall (Halloween weekend) with two of my receivers and we all really loved it," he said. "The coaches seemed very interested in all three of us and it really seemed like a good fit," he said.

Cresap is more focused on finishing up his senior season and he will take his time to make a college choice.

"Right now I am still enjoying the rest of my season and exploring my options," he finished.


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