CYPRESS — The Cy-Lakes Spartans took Klein Forest to task Friday night, Sept. 7, at FCU Stadium.
The 31-6 victory balanced out their pre-district record at 1-1, while dropping Klein Forest down to 1-1, also.
The visiting Eagles had butter fingers throughout the game and committed nine fumbles and lost four of them.
The Spartans started the solid trounce with a Sean Hunter 2-yard touchdown run in the opening stanza. Joseph Staiano’s extra point split the uprights and Cy-Lakes never had to look back the rest of the contest, 7-0.
The scoreboard stood still for most of the first half, but finally Khaliq Abdul-Mateen dialed his own number on a 47-yard touchdown run. Staiano’s leg was true, 14-0, with 1:40 on the clock.
The Spartans moved to the 12-yard line, but with time counting down the logical move was put more points on the board. So head coach Ronald Patton sent in the kicking team, and Staiano easily scored the field goal, 17-0, with just three seconds before the halftime show.
The Eagles’ buttery fingers worked to Cy-Lakes’ advantage once more. Senior linebacker Malik Green stretched his legs on a 97-yard fumble return for a Spartan touchdown. Staiano’s extra point was good, 24-0, with 7:33 on the third period clock.
The Spartans didn’t stop there. A three-play, 80-yard drive ate up almost two minutes of gameplay as Jarel Lewis broke away for a 79-yard touchdown run. Staiano split the uprights again, 31-0, with 1:17 left in the third quarter.
Klein Forrest finally broke the shutout and closed out the scoring with a 25-yard pass. The point after kick was blocked, 31-6, with 11:19 in the game.
The Spartans are scheduled to host the 0-2 Cy-Park Tigers this Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) at FCU Stadium at 6 p.m. in their District 14-6A opener.
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