Cisco dominates Leonard, advances to play Refugio for state title

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Cisco scored on its first offensive play and never looked back en route to a 55-6 domination of Leonard in a Class 2A Division II state semifinal at Saginaw’s Chisholm Trail Stadium.

The Loboes scored 21 points in their first seven plays and racked up 203 yards of offense in the first quarter alone.

Cisco (15-0) will face Refugio (14-1) in the state final at 8 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington in search of its second title in three years.

“We’ve got six seniors on this team that went to the state championship in 2011, so it helps a lot because the game doesn’t overwhelm us,” Cisco quarterback Colton Kent said.

Leonard (11-4) couldn’t contain Kent and running back Mason Reed, who inflicted most of their damage in the first half and saw only limited action in the second. Kent finished with 187 yards rushing and three scores on just seven carries. His only pass completion of the night was a 39-yard touchdown to Kyle Green in the first quarter.

Reed amassed 91 yards on three carries and scored a touchdown, adding another on a 77-yard punt return to start the second quarter. He also set up the Loboes’ first touchdown of the second half with an 87-yard kickoff return.

Cisco scored touchdowns on its first five drives to take a 42-0 lead into halftime.

“Our coaches teach us to come out hard in the first quarter and set the tone,” Reed said. “We felt like we sent them a message that we were here to play.”

Tyler Callahan added 87 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Loboes.

Justin Bennett scored Leonard’s only points on an 80-yard keeper in the fourth quarter.

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