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CYPRESS — The Cy-Springs Panthers were challenged by the visiting Pearland Oilers last night (Aug. 31, 2018) in the season opener at the Berry Center’s FCU Stadium.
Despite the hard-to-swallow 47-10 loss, the Panthers stuck together as a family, focused, and finished the game with a scoring drive that could be the spark of good things to come for the team and its fans.

It took almost the entire first half, but the Panthers refused to let Pearland shut them down.
Jose Morales Ceniceros broke the shutout after his teammates got within his leg’s range. The senior kicker split the uprights for a 27-yard field goal as 4:32 remained on the second quarter clock. However, Pearland still owned a commanding 21-3 lead at that point.

Jose Morales Ceniceros (81) kicks the Panthers’ first score of 2018 season, with the help of Joshua Vasquez (16). The Cy-Springs Panthers fell to the Pearland Oilers in the 2018 season opener at the CyFair FCU Stadium, 47-10. Aug. 31, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

Pearland kept the pressure on and scored two more times in the first half, leaving the score at 34-3 when the bands took the field.
The Panther wrecking crew held off the Oiler offense for the entire third period, but the Oilers picked up a quick touchdown in the beginning of the fourth quarter. The extra point kick was true, 41-3. Pearland scored again, but the extra point failed, leaving the score at 47-3.
Cy-Springs’ players didn’t give up, though.
The Panthers put together a 10-play, 47-yard drive that ate up five minutes of the game clock. Roman Anderson capped off the drive with a 15-yard run. Ceniceros’ kick was true, and the final score would rest at 47-10.

Quarterback Daunte’ Ward (1) gives the football to Miguel Romero (6) during the season opener Friday night. The Cy-Springs Panthers fell to the Pearland Oilers in the 2018 season opener at the CyFair FCU Stadium, 47-10. Aug. 31, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

Cypress football scores, Week 1:
Pearland def. Cy-Springs, 47-10.
Cy-Fair def. Woodlands, 27-7.
Klein Oak def. Langham Creek, 35-27.
Cy-Ranch def. Cinco Ranch, 32-21
Klein def. Cy-Creek, 28-27
CFISD HS #12 def. Waltrip, 48-19

Kevonne Hyde (4) takes the handoff from quarterback Daunte’ Ward (1) during the season opener Friday night. The Cy-Springs Panthers fell to the Pearland Oilers in the 2018 season opener at the CyFair FCU Stadium, 47-10. Aug. 31, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

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