Three Cisco College baseball athletes played in the TX-NM Juco All-Star Games this weekend in Dallas. All sophomores, they are, pictured from left, Evan Roach, Dylan Broadway, and Jonny Lowe. On Friday they won their game 4-3, representing Region 5 North vs Region 14 South.
With #66 Talon Bruner, #25 Cody Gayle, and # 22 Noaa Nernandez on the injured list, the Cisco Loboes with 19 or 20 players suited up, and all but 3 starters playing both ways, dominated the Colorado City Wolves 36 to 7, on Friday September 22, 2023. 1st Quarter The Wolves kicked off to the Loboes, with #11 Cole Thompson being stopped on the 26 yd In. #6 Gus Hart went around left end for a 1st down to the 41 yd In. Hart went off RG for 5 to the 46 yd In. A direct snap to #10 Kanon Orsagh netted only 2 yds; it was 3rd and 3 on the Cisco 48 yd In. Hart picked up another 6 for a 1st down. #7 Dillon Silva swung around left end to the 15 or the Wolves, but a penalty brought it back to the Lobo 45 and it was 1st and 16. A swing pass to Silva took the ball to the Wolf 21 yd In and it was 1st and 10. Hart went around LE to the 5, and then on the next carry Hart went up the middle for the TD. Proffitt’s kick was good and it was 7 to 0 Cisco’s favor. There was 8:14 on the clock. The kickoff went to the CC Wolves and they returned it to the 32 yd In. It was 2nd and 9, 3rd and 2, and after a loss it was 4th and 7. Colorado City’s punt gave Cisco the ball and a pass to Kelton Desmond gained 10 to the 25 yd In, Hart made 4 to the 21 yd In, and #11 Cole Thompson went around RE and it was 3rd and 8. A pitch to the left side to #7 Silva gave Cisco a 25 yd TD, with the extra pt it was 14 0 Cisco with 4:08 left in the first. Another kickoff to CC and they got the ball at the 20 yd In. Cisco was running a 4-3 defensive front; it was 2nd and 3 on the CC 27 yd In. A QB keeper gained a 1st down on the 40 yd In; a second QB keeper was stopped by # 14 Proffitt on the 50 yd In. CC had 1st and 10 and made 4 yds to the Lobo 44 yd In. Another QB keeper took the ball to the Lobo 40 yd In. # 53 Haden Rains stopped the Wolves and it was 2nd and 7, but a bad snap over the head of the QB gave CC the ball on the Lobo 40, with 3rd and 28. CC had to punt from the 44 yd In. It rolled to the L 13 yd In. 2nd Quarter The ball was on the 13 yd In. Orsagh ran to the 22 yd In on a QB keeper. It was 2nd and one. #6 Hart fumbled and CC had the ball 1st and 10 on the Cisco 16 yd In. # 17 Travis Byrd stopped the Wolves for a one yard gain. It was fumbled back to Cisco on the next play on the 16 yd In. Silva went around LE for 2, making it 2nd and 8. Orsagh made 5, and a swing pass to Silva netted a 1st down on the 24 yd In. Orsagh took it to the 30 yd In, and it was 2nd and 4; then a pass to Cole Thompson placed the ball on the 48 yd In. It was 1st down. #21 Desmond went up the middle for 4 and it was 2nd and 6 from the 44 yd In. A pass to #7 Dillon Silva netted a 44 yd pass-run for a TD. It was 21-0 with 5:41 left in the 2nd Quarter. After the kickoff to the Wolves, it was 1st and 10 on the W35 yd In. A QB keeper took the ball to the 44yd In with 2nd and one. 4:32 left in the 2nd Quarter. Incomplete pass. CC made a 1st and moved the ball to the Lobo 44 with Proffitt making the tackle. It was 2nd and 7 on the L40 yd In. It was 3rd and 6 on the L39 yd In. Incomplete pass and it was 4th and 6, but the QB lost to the L48 yd In. It was 1st an 10 Loboes on the W42 yd In. Orsagh threw an interception. 1st and 10 for CC on the Wolf 42, and CC ran a double reverse throw back pass which failed, then the next play they tried a halfback pass whict h’ also failed. It was 4th and 27 with 1:27 left in the half. It was 1st down for the Loboes on the L46. #7 Silva took a screen to the left and made it to the 39 yd In. A short pass for 5 yards went to #11 Cole Thompson. Ball was on the W34 yd In, and Orsagh threw a high pass. It was 3rd down with 59 seconds left in the half. A pass to #11 Cole Thompson gave 1st down on he 25 yd ln^A pass to the left side to #7 Dillon Silva gave another TD with 41 seconds left. It was Cisco 27 CC 0 when a penalty on the extra point gave Cisco a second chance and the Loboes made 2 pts. 3rd Quarter The Wolves received the kickoff and started from their 22 yd In. Cole Thompson tackled them for no gain. It was 2nd and 10, but'then a false start gave CC a 2nd and 15. An incomplete pass was followed by a 2nd incomplete pass. A punt gave Cisco the ball on their 38 yd In Silva went off of left tackle for 8 yds; after short gaines it was a 1st. #10 Orsagh had run the ball to the W49 for another 1st down. Gus Hart went over the rt side for 2, then Dillon Silva was stopped on a loss and it was 3rd and 13 on the W48 yd In. Cisco punted to the Wolf 20 yd In. There was 6:37 left in the 3rd Quarter. There as a 7 yard gain then a sideline pass of 4yds. It was 2nd and 6 on the W35 yd In. Another bad snap over the head of the QB and it was 2nd and 31. A fumble was recovered on the 5 yd In by the Loboes with 4:33 left in the 3rd Quarter. Hart went around left end and holding was called and it was 1st ana 10 from the 15 yd In. Hart made 5 yards and it was 2nd and 10. Orsagh had a QB sneak and scored. It was Cisco 36 and Colorado City 0. Cisco kicked off to CC again and they had the ball on their 38 yd In. A sideline pass made it 2nd and 9. QB keeper and it was 3rd and 8 from the W40. A pass was made to the C45 and it was 1st and 10. 4th Quarter The ball was on the Cisco 27 yd In. QB keeper and it was 2nd and 7, then a run to the rt side made it 3rd and 2. The ball was on the 16 yd In. CC went up the right side and it was 1st down on the C12 yd In. On 2nd down the Wolves took it to te 3 yd In. It was 1st down on the one. Colorado City scored and kicked the point and it was 36 to 7 Cisco, which ended up being final score. Cisco started their next drive on their 34 yd In. Hart made 4 on a pitch back, then Orsagh made it to the 47 and a 1st down. Silva went around left end to the W37 for another 1st; Desmond made 3 yds and it was 2nd and 7. Orsagh made short yardage and a pitch back to the right to Hart gained little. It was 4th aiid 7 on the 34 yd In. A pass was incomplete to Thompson, and the ball went over on downs. On 1st down holding was called and it was 1st and 20 on the W24 yd In. The QB made a short run and threw 2 incomplete passes, and then CC punted. Cisco had the ball on the Lobo 49 yd In with 2:20 seconds left and began to spike the ball. Inis reminds me of another time and another team involving a famous coach from Cisco. His name was Weldon Bailey Chapman. He had winning teams at Cisco High for 9 years developing a reputation for the area as a football power and coaching the original Big Dam Loboes. He went to the Semi-Finals twice with the Loboes in 1924 and 1925, but could never win a State Championship. He later coached at Lubbock and his 1938 team was State Runner-Up, but the 1939 Team won the State Title. Coach Chapman died during the play-offs that last year and they buried him in Cisco and brought the State Title Trophy back and had a ceremony over his grave. That’s not all. The 1939 Lubbock team lost their first 3 games that year and tied the fourth game. Postscript: Cisco JV vs CC 21-0 at half W; 8th grade Cisco vs CC 38 - 0; 7th grade Cisco vs CC 26-0; Cisco College lost to Trinity Valley 3-37.
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It was literally Owen Schauer’s first rodeo ~ in college. And as a member of Cisco College’s Rodeo Team, he brought home the championship in steer wrestling from the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo in Portales, N.M., held Sept. 15-17. “I was a bit nervous coming in, my first rodeo as a college student,” Owen said, “but after I nodded my head, I was just back to business and do what I can.” Owen, who has had success as a high school rodeo athlete in Canada, said he chose Cisco College because “I really liked the rodeo grounds and the coaches that are here for our rodeo team.” The coaches he was referring to are Head Rodeo Coach Don Ed Eddleman and Assistant Rodeo Coach Chad Biesemeyer. “They do a lot to help out their athletes. It’s just really nice being a part of something like that.” Owen is from Halkirk, Alberta, Canada, “just a small town east of Red Deer.” He performed well in the LRA Finals (Lakeland Rodeo Association), an amateur organization in Alberta, winning two rounds in the tiedown roping, and was the season leader tiedown roper in that association. He connected to Cisco College “through mutual friends, and friends that have been to this school, and they convinced me to come. It didn’t take much convincing, but I came down in early Spring this year and looked, and I knew where I was going.” Owen has two older sisters who were involved in rodeoing, and he has followed in their footsteps. “Both my parents grew up on ranches but never (Cont. on pg. B3) really rodeoed,” he said. “My Dad didn’t start roping until he was 40. But my sisters, they started rodeoing before me, so I kind of grew up around that.” One sister is in university now, and the other has graduated. This was Owen’s first year to participate heavily in amateur high school rodeo. “I went to finals a week or so ago and it went pretty good, overall a pretty decent year, but hopefully, I’ll start pro-rodeoing next year, or maybe a year or two, I’m not sure yet. We’ll see how it goes.” He plans to get a degree and transfer to a university, or go back home and start ranching and rodeoing. He’s not 100 percent sure which yet. Meanwhile, he practices rodeoing at Cisco College, “as much as your body will let you. It’s a little bit every day, putting in the work to get there. Everybody else is working just as hard as you are or harder, so you’ve got to keep working hard at it. And hopefully it’s your turn to win.” He also has the daily responsibility of taking care of his horses. “They’re a huge part of a guy’s success,” he said. He brought three horses to Cisco: Otis, his steerwrestling horse; Ice Cube, his rope horse; and Leo, his young rope horse. Owen said he enjoys living in Cisco. “I like it a lot. The heat was a bit hard to adjust to the first week or so, but it’s been very nice lately. With the rains, it cooled off a lot. I’m liking it a lot. And good people. I’ve made some great friends so far, and I’ve really been enjoying it.”