Chrisman rallies to top Ruskin

By Colby Gordon The Examiner
Posted: August 26, 2017 - 12:11 AM

Tre’Vaughn Sisco stood on the 40-yard line late in the third quarter Friday and thought to himself, “It’s time to make a play.”

With his William Chrisman squad trailing 7-0 on the road to Ruskin and having struggled on offense most of the night, Sisco awaited a punt and an opportunity.

He made the most of it.

Catching the ball at the Eagles 38, Sisco juked one defender with a step to his left, moved lateral a few more yards, then sprinted up the field following a key block, eventually running the last 20 yards along the Bears sideline before reaching the end zone and sparking William Chrisman to an eventual 28-7 win and a 2-0 start to the season.

“I saw open field and I saw my blocker Emori (Thomas) kick a guy out, and as soon as I saw that block, I knew I was going into the end zone,” Sisco said. “I knew we needed to have some sort of switch of momentum and I knew it was me that needed to do it.”

He wasn’t done.

With the Bears trailing 7-6 midway through the fourth and facing a fourth-and-7 at the Ruskin 12, Cisco beat his defender on a slant and hauled in a touchdown pass from Dawson Herl that put William Chrisman ahead for good.

″(Sisco) is very explosive,” William Chrisman senior defensive end Daniel Carson said. “A lot of people sleep on him, but he’s a really good player.”

While Carson and the Bears defense dominated the entire game – the Bears varsity unit yielded less than 100 yards and forced five turnovers – following Sisco’s punt return, William Chrisman played with an emotion and preciseness in other phases of the game it hadn’t previously.