Cameron Bannister

Cameron Bannister had two interceptions and a forced fumble Saturday

PELLA — Central College strong safety Cameron Bannister (senior, State Center, West Marshall HS) was named to the Team of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 31-13 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Bannister, who was named the American Rivers Defensive Player of the Week Monday, picked off two fourth-quarter passes. He also forced a fumble and made eight tackles, including five solos.

He is the third Central player to receive the citation this season. Linebacker Reid Pakkebier (sophomore, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy HS) and wide receiver Ryan Neu (junior, West Des Moines, Valley HS) were honored Sept. 6.

Central (2-0) opens conference play at home Saturday with a 1 p.m. game against Loras College.

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