Trojans’ placekicker repeats as SFL honoree

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 31, 2000

Troy State placekicker Lawrence Tynes earned Southland Football League Special Teams Player Of The Week honors for the second consecutive week on Sunday after helping the Trojans to a 41-12 homecoming victory over Nicholls State on Saturday.

Tynes, a senior from Milton, Fla., converted both field goal attempts against the Colonels, from 46 and 35 yards, and all five point-after attempts to finish with 11 points. He opened the game with his 46-yard attempt on the Trojans’ first drive and finished the day’s scoring with his 35-yarder in the fourth quarter.

Tynes also recorded two touchbacks in eight kickoff attempts. Three other kickoff returns were stopped inside the 20-yard line.

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A week ago, Tynes became the school’s all-time leader in field goals made in a career. He now has 41 made field goals in 56 career attempts and is 117-of-121 on point-after attempts. Tynes has made 43 consecutive points after, dating back to the 1999 season.

Tenth-ranked Troy State (6-2, 3-1) returns to Southland Football League play this week when it travels to Stephen F. Austin (5-3, 2-2). Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in Nacogdoches, Texas.