Featuring five leaders in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference weekly statistical report, the Cisco (Texas) Junior College Wranglers visit Northeastern A&M’s Robertson Field, Saturday at 2 p.m., as part of the traditional homecoming festivities.
Third-year head coach Scott Taylor has guided the Wranglers to a 1-1 season record. The Wranglers have not played in the conference. Last weekend the Wranglers traded touchdowns with the New Mexico Military Institute Broncos before suffering a 48-43 last-second loss.
The Wranglers return 47 players from a team which finished 2-4 in the SWJCFC and 5-4 overall last year.
During his short tenure, Taylor has guided the Wranglers to an 11-8 overall record and their first-ever post-season bowl victory in 2009.
Sophomore quarterback Jacob Morgan (6-4, 225 from Austin, Texas) leads the conference in passing by completing 48 of 85 passes for 677 yards and nine touchdowns with three interceptions.
Veteran wide out Kali Rashaad (5-8, 175 from San Antonio, Texas) leads the SWJCFC both in receiving and kickoff returns.
Rashaad has caught 17 passes for 375 yards and five touchdowns while returning five kickoffs for 198 yards.
“Cisco is coming off a real tough loss to New Mexico MIlitary at home last week in a high-scoring game,” interim head coach Dale Patterson said. “Offensively, they’re No. 2 in the conference as far as yards per game (483 total yards) right behind Blinn.
“They have the conference-leading passer in their quarterback (Jacob Morgan) and the league-leading punt (Etahj Allen) and kickoff returners (Kali Rashaad) along with the leading punter (Dominique Scott) in the conference,” Patterson said “So, they are very strong offensively, especially in the passing game.
“They seem to want to throw the ball more than they want to run it,” Patterson said. “One thing they do is kind of mix it up, going from the spread offense one series to the I formation and even some old power I that they run right at you. I think we’ll have our hands full.”
Allen (5-10, 180 from San Antonio, Texas) is averaging 22.3 yards on three punt returns to lead the league.
Scott (6-3, 210 from Alpine, Texas), a reserve quarterback and wide receiver, is the league’s leading punter with a 40.5 average on 10 punts.
Defensively, the Wranglers rank last in the SWJCFC by allowing an average of 486 total yards per game and an average of 22 points per game.