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Panthers’ Lester, Pettway honored

By   /   April 13, 2010  /   Comments

The Southern Indoor Football League would like to recognize, Albany Panthers quarterback Cecil Lester, defensive lineman Alton Pettway along with Columbus Lions kicker Trey Crum as Players of the Week for their play in Week 3.

Sparking Albany’s inaugural 54-41 win with his seven passing touchdowns, Panthers quarterback Cecil Lester earned this weeks Offensive Player of the Week honors. With four of his seven touchdowns passes came from 25 yards out or further, Lester finished Saturday nights contest completing 22 of 37 passes for 311 yards.

Others receiving votes for the play on offense were Lions fullback Melvin Parris and Panther wide receiver Clifton Rafe. Parris rushed for three touchdowns while Rafe collected nine passes for 130 yards and three touchdowns.

Also earning honors for the Panthers was defensive lineman Alton Pettway. Pettway grabbed a fumble and returned it for a touchdown helping him earn Defensive Player of the Week accolades for Week 3. Albany’s defense kept Columbus in check for much of Saturday night holding Lions quarterback Todd Spitzer to 159 yards (16 of 40) and intercepted two passes.

Panthers defensive back Lavance Richmond also received votes for his play in Week 3. Richmond sealed the Panthers win on Saturday after intercepting the Lions on a potential go ahead drive with less than a minute to play.

Columbus Lions kicker Trey Crum earned Specials Teams Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after nailing three unos on Saturday. Crum also collected four extra points and a field goal finishing the night with 10 points.

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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