The Cisco Loboes head into the 2018 season with a target on their backs as the 13th ranked team in the state in Class 3A Division II.
A key factor to the high expectations includes key senior leaders returning on both sides of the ball.
Head Coach Brent West said, “We’ve got some good leaders this year, this senior got a lot of experience on a pretty good football team last year, the quarterbacks are back, it sure helps to have leadership.”
Cooper Whitt said, “I haven’t been on a deep playoff run since I’ve been in high school, Cisco hasn’t. so I’m looking forward to going a few rounds deep at least, hoping to get past the second round, that’s been our stopping point.”
The Loboes are confident in the depth they have offensively, which will allow for different looks with multiple players.
West said, “We feel like we can rotate a couple of quarterbacks at this point, we’ve got two tailbacks that are going to be able to rotate in as well a couple fullbacks and we like doing that in our system, we like fresh offensive players with the opportunity to fly around and be good defensively.”
Whitt said, “We’ve got a lot of receivers and running backs that are looking really good. I think we’ll have more depth in those positions this year. Line is working hard and looking good so hopefully we can stay injury-free into the season and have a deep run.”
Head Coach Brent West has already established a tradition of winning with 183 wins, putting him 3rd overall in that department in the Big Country, and expects that trend to continue in 2018.
West said, “As a coach, my expectations are to get better every single week and to have discipline, be coachable, and if we get that accomplished we will win some games.”
Blake Burns said, “He comes out here, he puts all of his personal stuff to the side and he makes sure we get what we have, we are basically like his kids and he treats us like his kids.”
The Loboes face a huge test to open the season when they host Sweetwater.