Cypress did not exactly deploy the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart technique a la The Bride in “Kill Bill,” but the Centurions put together a solid 23-10 victory over Western on Thursday night at Western High.
Running back Jake Brito is a dangerous weapon for the Centurions and he is capable of turning short passes into big plays.
Quarterback Jesse Dages is decent on his short passes, but his accuracy isn’t all that great when he goes downfield.
Cypress’ defense did give up 214 rushing yards to the Pioneers. That could be an issue when the Centurions play host to Tustin on Oct. 12. If Western got over 200 rushing yards on the Centurions, what will the Tillers’ might double-wing offense put up on Cypress? BTW, that’s Cypress’ Homecoming game. Yikes.
Cypress’ band is one of the best bands I’ve heard all year. Mr. FryDay Night pointed out that Cypress’ band is ready for the Rose Parade right now. I concur.
Cypress’ snack bar has excellent tacos and chili-cheese nachos.
Western is better than in recent years, but they have too many two-way players to do any real damage against the top teams in the Empire League and in the Southwest Division.
THE THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL MADNESS STUDS:
Alex Hernandez, Santa Ana Valley: Hernandez had 187 yards and two TDs on 25 carries and he had five catches for 57 yards and two TDs in the Falcons’ 47-10 victory over Santiago.
Keyvan Aminzadeh, University: Aminzadeh was all over the field in University’s 45-45-28 triumph over Estancia. He had 146 rushing yards and one TD and on defense he blocked a punt and had an interception. The Trojans trailed by 14 points and scored 31 consecutive points to pull out the come-from-behind victory.
Matt Villasenor, Sonora: Villasenor rushed for two TDs and caught two TD passes in Sonora’s 32-20 victory over Rancho Alamitos. He finished with 134 yards on 26 carries and he had a pair of big punt returns.
James Stea, Los Alamitos: Stea blocked a punt and had an interception in Los Al’s 48-7 victory over Lynwood. Stea had another interception called back on a penalty.
Dylan Osborne, Villa Park: Osborne was 10 of 10 for 240 yards and two TDs in Villa Park’s 47-13 victory over El Modena.
Jake Brito, Cypress: Jake Brito had 133 yards on 22 carries and scored on a 4-yard TD run and on a 46-yard TD reception of a shovel pass before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with cramps.
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