CYPRESS — The Cy-Lakes Spartans welcomed the Cy-Park Tigers to varsity football with a knockout at the CyFair FCU Stadium Sat., Sept. 15, 2018.
The Spartans and Tigers finished the first quarter tied at 7-all, but Cy-Lakes hit the gas pedal and never let off for the remainder of the game, scoring 47 unanswered points.
“(We had) great teamwork,” said Ronald Patton, the Spartans’ head football coach. “All three phases played well.”
In previous years, the UIL put all of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD teams into a single 10-team district, which meant only the first week of football could be pre-district competition. Now league actions doesn’t start until week three, which was last week.
“We’ve been playing only one (pre-district) game, but now we’re fortunate enough to have two. Now, it’s the real deal,” Patton said. “I’m glad the kids came out, executed well, played their butts off and we got the W.”
Khaliq Abdul-Mateen threw two touchdown passes, completed 10 of his 16 attempts and was picked off once. He amassed 218 aerial yards.
Rushing: Thaddrick Johnson led the way in the ground attack with 103 yards on four carries. Sean Hunter put in 89 yards on 12 attempts and scored a touchdown. Dante Boykin had 77 yards and one touchdown. Quintavien Smith had 47 yards on three carries, but returned a punt to the end zone on a 85-yard return. Taven Canty ran 45 yards, Jevon White carried for 44 yards. Jarel Lewis rushed for 19 and Nikko Rose ran for nine yards.
Receiving: Lewis caught one pass for 7 yards, and Hunter caught one for 17 yards.
Tackles: Xavier Corbin led the wrecking crew with 8 tackles. Malik Green had 5; Augustine Padilla, 4; Jordan Pace, 4; Kyree Anderson, 4; Kyvon Highsmith, 3; Marcus Mattox, 3; Devonte Penny, 3; Jevon White, 3; J.J. Johnson-Miller, 2; Tahj Kendrick, 2; Erik Garza, 2; Charles Clemons, 2; Nikko Rose, 2; Ariel Guzman, 2; Cabin Davis, 2; Dante Boykin, 1; Dillon David, 1; Devon Hopkins, 1; O’Shea Jackson, 1; Ronald Jones, 1; Joseph Alexander, 1; Joseph Staiano, 1.
Guzman also made one sack pushing the Tigers back 9 yards.
Staiano scored 7 extra points in the game for the Spartans.
Quarterback Michael Tolbert led the Tigers with five of his eight passes, garnering their lone touchdown of the night. Edward Hernandez kicked the point after, wrapping up the Tigers’ scoring.
Receiving: James LeBlanc, 60; Muhamad Saleh, 16.
Tackles: Carl Jenkins, 13; Raymond Sims, 7; Jordan Warren, 6; James LeBlanc, 5; Isaiah Mata, 4; Elighah Frazier, 4; Derrick Watson, 4; Jasper Warren, 3; Jonovan Eichelberger, 3; Omega Goodlette, 3; Sergio Small, 2; Hernandez, 2; K’Shan Donald, 2; Elijah Steen, 2; Zakorey Dumas, 2; Saleh, 1; Tolbert, 1.
Interceptions: Dumas, 1.
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