Cisco Picked 7th in SWJCFC

CISCO -- John Parchman is no stranger in West Texas. He blazed a successful playing and coaching trail throughout West Texas and returns this year to coach at Cisco.  Parchman, who played at Cisco and Texas Tech, replaced Kurt Nichols, who became head football coach at Division II East Central University in Ada, Okla.

"A year ago this time, I was building a barbed-wire fence," Parchman said Thursday during the SWJCFC Media Day Press Conference, "and then I thought, 'There's got to be something better to do.'.

Parchman fashioned a 152-73-1 coaching record in 20 seasons at Frenship, Cisco, El Paso Socorro, Llano and Midland Lee High Schools in Texas. At Midland Lee, he compiled an 88-23-1 record in nine years, and led the Rebels to three consecutive state championships (1998-2000) in the largest classification.

Cisco's Wranglers are coming a 7-4 season and a 47-28 CHAMPS Heart o' Texas Bowl victory over Dodge City, Ks., at Copperas Cove, Tx., last December.

The new coach, recruiting with a clear West Texas flair, must rebuild a squad that lost a ton of talent.  The departure of Conference Player of the Year and Offensive MVP quarterback Marcus Johnson, Defensive MVP safety Jonathan Batson, and six other first-team all-SWJCFC performers created some big openings.

Here's a thumbnail preview of Parchman's 2006 Cisco Wranglers, picked to finish No. 7 in the SWJCFC Coaches Preseason Poll.


TEAM: Cisco Wranglers

COLORS: Blue and White

HOME FIELD: Chesley Field

HEAD COACH: John Parchman (1st year)

ASSISTANT COACHES: Derek Atchley (DC); Scott Taylor (RB); Trevor Rubly (DB); Trey Haverty (WR); Nathan Lanerd (DL)



POSITION IN STANDINGS: Four-way tie for first, but third-seeded for the playoffs.

BOWL GAMES: Won The CHAMPS Heart o' Texas Bowl over Dodge City, 47-28.


MOVING ON: Marcus Johnson (QB, Tarleton State), Chauncey Campbell (RB, Abilene Christian), Kory Dowell (WR, East Central), Colby Williams (LB, East Central); Demarcus Young (DE, East Central); Turtle Conner (WR, Abilene Christian); Victor Tokunboh (DE, Tarleton State); Cody Thompson (LB, Midwestern); Jonathon Batson (DB, Texas A&M); Adrian Asbury (DT, Tarleton State); Morgan Taylor (CB, Texas State); Leslie Adams (LB, Tarleton State).

RETURNING: Ryan Scott (6-3, 345, OL, Westpoint, Ala); Ryan Peterson (6-2, 255, DL, Hays Consolidated); Tait Langston (6-0, 220, LB, Lubbock Cooper); Micah Hill (5-10, 180, DB, Klein Forest); Lionel Young (5-9, 170, DB, San Antonio Roosevelt).

NJCAA PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICANS: Johnny Chavareza (6-0, 230, RB); Ryan Scott (OL); Ryan Peterson (DL); Micah Hill (DB)

TOP FRESHMAN RECRUITS: Clay Fernandez (6-0, 175, WR, Wink); Jordan Walker (6-1, 190, DB, San Marcos);  Trent Hines (6-3, 225, TB, Midland Lee); Marsaughn Moses (6-3, 210, QB, Lubbock); Don Stephenson (6-3, 310, OL, Wolfforth Frenship); Travis Reidy (6-4, 285, 6-4, 285, OL, Round Rock Westwood); Kyle Piercefield (6-3, 240, TE, Big Spring); Billy Harris (6-1, 180, WR, Lubbock Coronado); Quentin Taylor (6-4, 275, DL, San Marcos); Chasley Walker (6-3, 240, DE, San Antonio); Marcus Brooks (5-11, 280, DL, Abilene); Jeremy Franklin (6-1, 240, LB, Gainesville); Sirron Dewitt (6-2, 210, LB, San Angelo Central); Krandon Knighten (6-2, 225, LB, Duncanville); Kyle Smith (6-3, 180, SS, San Marcos).



Aug ust 26 -- at Independence CC, Ks. 7 p.m.

September 2 -- at Sul Ross University JV 7 p.m.

September 9 -- v. Ranger (at Eastland) 7 p.m.

September 16 -- Tyler * 7 p.m.

September 23 -- at Trinity Valley * 7 p.m.

September 30 -- Northeastern Oklahoma A&M * 7 p.m.

October 7 -- Open Date

October 14 -- at Navarro * 3 p.m.

October 21 -- Blinn * + 3 p.m.

October 28 -- at Kilgore * 6 p.m.

* Denotes SWJCFC Games

+ Denotes Homecoming


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