Lackawanna Trail sophomore Kody Cresswell rushed for 91 yards on 10 carries Friday night against Muncy in the Lions’ 26-13 state quarterfinal win. It was also Cresswell’s second consecutive game scoring two touchdowns. In recognition of his achievement, Cresswell has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner Athlete of the Week.
Grade, age, hometown: Sophomore, 16, Factoryville
Family: Mom Julie, dad Kevin, sister Karley (19)
Do you have any pets? A dog named Snickers
Position: Running back and outside linebacker
What other sports do you play? I wrestle at 160 and run in track
Three reasons why you compete: I compete because I love the game, I like to win, and I like the adrenaline rush.
Athletes you admire: Barry Sanders and Saquon Barkley
Three people you’d like to have dinner with, dead or alive: Donald Trump, Bill Gates, and Saquon Barkley
Who inspires you to be better? My dad because he played the same sports I do and he is always pushing me to be better.
Favorite school subject: Algebra
Favorite Movie: “Deadpool”
Favorite Sports Movie: “The Waterboy”
Favorite Social Media App: Snapchat
Favorite Food: Tacos
What is the best place for post game food? Pump N Pantry in Nicholson
What would be your team anthem? “Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney
Superstitions or Rituals: I eat the same meal every morning and wear the same headband every game.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? J. Cole
When did you start playing football competitively? As a freshman
Favorite field to compete on and why? Lion’s Pride Stadium because of our entire community and how well kept the field is.
What is your favorite football memory? Beating Old Forge in the district championship this year.
Number and reason? #5 because Cody Moyle wore it last year and we play the same position, I look up to him.
What is your dream job? Chemical engineer
What is the coolest place you have traveled to? Punta Cana, DR
Who are your closest teammates? The whole team
How would you describe Coach Jervis in one word? Motivated
How would he describe you? Fast
What sports quote or motto do you try to live by? “All or nothing”
What skill would you like to master? To be able to do backflips on the ground instead of the trampoline.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Something that scares them
Random fun fact about you: I just got my license.
Post-graduation plans: To go to college