The bright lights of the playoffs Thursday didn’t seem to affect Cisco quarterback Hunter Long,
The sophomore scored on the game’s first play, a preview of a huge night against Stamford that earned him Big Country Player of the Week.
Long ran 15 times for 261 yards and four touchdowns, including a 63-yard score on the first snap. He was also 4 of 5 passing for 114 yards, two TDs and an interception in No. 6 Cisco’s 70-32 bi-district win.
It is the second time Long has earned Big Country Player of the Week, also taking the distinction following a 316-yard rushing performance in the season opener.
The Loboes also had a strong performance from running back Jerrod Fisher, who finished with eight carries for 109 yards and two TDs.
Cisco (8-3) advanced to face Olton (8-3) in the Class 2A Division I area round Friday.
Best of the Rest
1. Leo Holsey, QB, and Darian Carr, WR, Sweetwater
The Sweetwater offense continued to hum in a 69-24 bi-district win over Levelland. Holsey conducted the attack, finishing 12 of 17 passing for 279 yards and two TDs. He ran for 209 yards and three TDs on nine carries. Carr was the top target, making five receptions for 204 yards and two scores. He also had an interception return for a TD. Cedrick Brown complimented the duo with 124 rushing yards and three TDs.
2. Xavier Wishert, RB, Jim Ned
Wishert carried the load in Jim Ned’s 21-18 playoff win over Paradise. He ran 31 times for 177 yards and two scores, adding three catches for 25 yards.
3. Behren Morton, QB, and Dylan Wilson, WR, Eastland
Morton and Wilson had a strong connection in Eastland’s 56-21 win over Callisburg in the playoff opener. Morton went 18 of 27 passing for 277 yards and four TDs, three of which went to Wilson. Wilson finished with seven catches for 137 yards. Morton also ran four times for 38 yards. Brandon Fielding led the Mavericks’ rushing game with 112 yards and three scores.
4. Gabriel Baeza, QB, Big Spring
Baeza accounted for four TDs in Big Spring’s 32-26 triple-overtime win over El Paso Riverside in bi-district. The junior ran 27 times for 201 yards and three TDs. He was also 21 of 35 passing for 156 yards, a TD and two interceptions. Pablito Dehoyos had six catches for 47 yards and the game-winner in overtime. Kaegen Mitchell had nine receptions for 88 yards and also had an interception in overtime.
5. Kason Philips, RB, Stephenville
Philips led the Yellow Jackets with 19 carries for 164 yards and four TDs in a 56-14 bi-district win over Fort Worth Benbrook. Gavin Rountree was 8 of 11 passing for 187 yards and two scores, adding 51 rushing yards.
6. Carson Greenwood, SF, Roscoe
Greenwood did a little bit of everything for the Plowgirls against Blackwell. The sophomore tallied 27 points, nine rebounds, four steals and a block in a 47-39 loss.
7. Tyler Delosrios and Tres Frausto, RBs, Knox City
The Greyhounds were running in an 84-60 playoff win over O’Donnell. Delosrios had 12 carries for 150 yards and four TDs, also completing his only pass for a 30-yard score. Frausto caught an 8-yard TD and ran 16 times for 168 yards and two scores. He also had an interception return TD.
8. Brysen Kerby, RB, Coahoma
Kerby scored both Coahoma TDs in the Bulldogs’ 62-14 playoff loss to No. 1 Canadian. The junior ran 147 yards and two scores on 30 carries.
9. Brittany Smith, G, Hermleigh
Smith had a double-double in a 39-36 loss to Huckabay. She finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and an assist.
10. Cason Allen, utility, Cross Plains
Allen ran 20 times for 155 yards as the Buffaloes came up heartbreakingly short in a 28-27 bi-district loss to Petrolia. The junior had two catches for 41 yards and a TD and completed 3 of 4 passes for 17 yards and an interception. Quarterback Justin Gresham went 5 of 7 passing for 81 yards, three TDs and an interception.
Honorable mention: Gorman PG Gabby Herrera scored 24 points in a win over Dublin; May RB Isidro Salinas had 69 rushing yards and a TD in addition to seven tackles, including three for a loss; May RB Rory Bustamante had 39 rushing yards and a score, 51 passing yards and a score, and a fumble recovery on defense; Comanche RB Logan Wilkerson had 87 rushing yards and a score in addition to 11 tackles (10 solo); Comanche RB Oscar Rios ran for 68 yards and a TD; Comanche LB Cash Cook had 10 solo tackles and a field-goal block; Coahoma’s MaKynlee Overton scored 16 points against Ozona; Brownwood WR Malachi Revada caught three passes for 99 yards and a score.