SU’s freshmen defensive backs experience ups and downs in 1st debut

first_img Comments Published on September 6, 2018 at 8:22 am Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Junior cornerback Scoop Bradshaw’s hit jarred the ball loose from Western Michigan’s D’Wayne Eskridge.With the ball floating free over the Waldo Stadium turf, freshman safety Andre Cisco stepped in and grabbed Syracuse’s first interception of the 2018 season.“At first I had the ball in my hands, and I just couldn’t believe it for a second,” Cisco said on Tuesday. “I just had to step back and I was like, ‘Wow this is really an interception.’“I’d say it helped me settle in,” Cisco continued. “Made me feel like, I’m one of them. It’s not me being out there being a freshman.”Cisco was Syracuse’s (1-0) only true freshman to start Friday against the Broncos. He was later joined for spells in the defensive backfield by cornerback and fellow freshman Trill Williams. Both altered the course of the game, whether it be positively or negatively, in Friday’s opener and hope to become consistent installments in SU’s secondary.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInitially, it didn’t look like Cisco would get the start Friday as SU sent out a 4-3 defense, keeping him on the sideline. But before the first snap of the game, the Orange switched to a nickel look — its base 4-2-5 — and linebacker Andrew Armstrong came sprinting off for Cisco.Cisco announced himself early with a first quarter interception. That takeaway ended WMU’s second drive on its first play and set up the Orange’s offense in enemy territory. SU collected a field goal off the turnover, taking a 10-0 lead.Williams made his debut later, spelling a overmatched Bradshaw as Eskridge and Broncos running back LeVante Bellamy shredded the Orange’s secondary on chunk plays. Eskridge, who at that point had repeatedly beaten a tired Bradshaw, wasn’t smothered but slowed.On his first play in the game, Williams gave Eskridge a check in the back as the wideout stumbled out of bounds.“I mean,” Williams said, “you just gotta let the receiver know that you’re a physical corner and he’s not going to catch the ball after a while.”But both freshmen allowed an Eskridge catch or touchdown.Eskridge beat Cisco on an 84-yard touchdown with roughly seven and a half minutes left in the third quarter. From his own 16, WMU quarterback Jon Wassink lined up in the shotgun, took a one-step drop and launched a 45-yard rainbow apparently dropping right to Cisco and Bradshaw. Instead, Eskridge burst between the pair and took Wassink’s pass to the endzone.For Cisco, it was simply a matter of depth from the line of scrimmage. At IMG (Florida) Academy, he could play lower in the box for two reasons: He was on a team chock full of Division I talent, so corners were rarely beaten and if they were, he could run down most receivers.On Friday, Cisco played low in the box once more, but with different results. Cisco didn’t record a single tackle. In the third quarter, he came downhill to hit Bellamy 10 yards past the line of scrimmage, dropped his shoulder and spun off Bellamy like a pinwheel.“I’m somebody that learns from mistakes,” Cisco said. “So I have to make the mistake before I learn from it and then I’ll never make the mistake again.” After watching Bradshaw get torched, Williams knew he needed to be cautious with Eskridge. He used his big frame — 6-foot-2, 202 pounds — to disrupt the smaller receiver’s route running while dodging pass interference calls. He allowed a few catches and recorded three tackles.“As a corner,” Williams said, “you lose some, you win some. But you just gotta come back the next play and forget about the last play.”With the opener behind them and a home game against Wagner up next, both freshmen expressed their excitement to finally play in the Carrier Dome.But mostly, they’re happy to have finally played some college football.“I was confident about the game,” Cisco said. “I just wanted to really see what it was actually like to go see the live bullets.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

2016 Kansas Wheat Festival Saturday schedule: Day 4!

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Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments For the full Kansas Wheat Festival schedule, click here. SATURDAY, JULY 9, 20167 a.m. – VFW Rise & Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old.  All you can eat buffet.7:30 a.m. – SSB Wheat Run – 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30am) 1 mile (starts at 8:30am), Security State Bank Parking Lot (101 N Washington Ave), registration forms at and the Chamber. (Presented by Security State Bank).9 a.m.- 3 p.m.- Larry Steckline KWLS Ag & Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Wellington High School (Inside and Outside). (Sponsored by KWLS Radio).8 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited).8 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Dog wash- Wellington Humane Society and Junior Humane Society is hosting a dog wash, located behind Panhandle Railroad Museum during the Wheat Festival Crafts/Fair and Car show includes bath, towel dry and nails. $ to benefit cause.8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.8 a.m.- 2 p.m. – 33rd Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine).8 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Display– Wellington High School parking lot.9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – 40th Annual Slowpitch Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre-registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.9 a.m. – Dog Wash – Sellers Park (Presented by Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).9 a.m.- 3 p.m. – Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. Activities for children, agricultural education, etc. (Sponsored by Triumph Accessory Services, Strickland Towing, KanOkla Networks).10 a.m.- 7 p.m. – Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).10:00 a.m. – Church Ignited Inflatables and Wellington’s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet! FREE.10 a.m.-  D&L Train Rides– Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Cooper Accounting, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Theurer Auction & Realty, Church of Christ).10 a.m. –3 p.m. Wheat Capital Quilt Show – First United Methodist Church 202 W. Harvey Ave. (Sponsored by Wheat Capital Quilt Society).11:00 a.m. – Buffalo Burgers at the VFW– 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort! $ Cost.Noon – Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull– Sellers Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Eagle Exteriors, Automart).12:30 p.m. – The Boys of the Fort – County/Gospel Quartet. Wellington High School Commons Room. Played with Mel Tillis, TG Sheppard, Jimmy Fortune of the Sattler Brothers.(Sponsored by KWLS Radio).2 p.m. – Ping Pong Tournament Wellington Recreation Commission. Use South Entrance. (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals).2 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $3 p.m. – Gospel Sing – First Baptist Church. Refreshments provided after performance. Choir groups register in advance. 201 W. Lincoln Ave. Event goes till 5:30 p.m. (Hosted by Hillside Baptist Church and First Baptist Church).4 p.m. – Sumner County Farm Bureau – Candidate Forum Anyone running from public office is invited. Each candidate gets 5 minutes. Event is about 2 hours long. Raymond Frye 320 N Jefferson Ave; Wellington, Kansas 67152 (Sponsored by Sumner County Farm Bureau)5 – 8 p.m. – Veteran’s Room Open for Tours Inside North Door of Memorial Auditorium. Come early before a street dance. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Sponsored by Memorial Auditorium Advisory Board).6 p.m. – Ottaway Carnival– $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.6 p.m. – Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, 7th Street in front of Police Station,$.6 p.m.  – Esteemed Townsfolk Spelling Bee – Come out to the first ever spelling bee hosted in honor of the Wellington Public Library’s 100th birthday and watch famous local citizens compete to see who is the best speller in town! For a small donation of $5 you can choose a word and contestant to spell the word! (Wellington Public Library).7 p.m. – Food Bank – Gun Raffle Auctioneering by Theurer Auction & Realty. All proceeds go to the Wellington Food Bank.7 p.m. – Cruising Down Main street, Anyone is welcome to cruise in your vehicle from Washington & 3rd Street. Benefit Cruise. There will be a $5 donation fee used for the 50/50 raffle. Half will benefit the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. Goes till 9 p.m.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $9 p.m. – Street Dance: Across the Pond – Main Stage on Washington St, in front of Memorial Auditorium facing South, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Must wear Official Festival Button (Sponsored by Impact Bank)SUNDAY, JULY 10, 20167:30 a.m. – Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey. $9 a.m. – Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.9 a.m. – Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. (Sponsored by Security First Title)10 a.m. – 40th Annual Softball Tournament (If there are enough teams to keep playing)–Rock Island fields.1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).2 p.m.  – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $5 p.m.- 7 p.m. Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim– Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.7 p.m. – Wellington Regent Theater – Finding Dory $Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more