Tigers put Rams into park for 2021 season opener, 68-14


CYPRESS — The Cy Park Tigers started the season with a bang, as they trounced Cy Ridge’s Rams, 68-14, at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium Friday night.

The Tigers amassed 597 yards of offense, and held the Rams to 108 yards.

Cy Park was so successful on the field that they only punted once for 36 yards. However, they forced the Rams to punt nine times, for 239 yards.

The Tigers scored six times before Cy Ridge could respond late in the first half.

Harold Perkins started the scoring with a 50-yard run with 4:25 remaining on the first quarter clock. Luisangel Ayala split the uprights, 7-0.

Next, Cameron King scored back to back touchdowns. First a 28-yard run with 3:42 left in the opening stanza, and then a 15-yard run with 11:53 in the second quarter. Ayala scored the extra point each time, 21-0.

Perkins scored a 42-yard runwith 10:22 left in the half. Ayala’s point after was good, 28-0.

Tiger quarterback Edward Dixon connected with King on a 35-yard score with 7:46 remaining in the second period. Ayala split the uprights, 35-0.

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Batiste Deyon connected with Bias Aaron for a 13-yard touchdown reception, with 3:12 standing in the half. Again, Ayala’s leg was true, 42-0.

Finally, the Rams broke the shutout with a 6-yard pass from Nicolas Graves-Garcia to AJ Gooden-Dottin with 1:44 on the second quarter clock. Miguel Moreno split the uprights, 42-7.

However, the Tigers answered right back with a 78-yard by Nathan Livingston. Ayala’s extra point was good, 49-7, with 1:22 left in the half.

Cy Park wasted no time in the second half. King caught the kickoff and returned it the all the way back for a 91-yard return. However, Ayala’s kick hit the goal post and bounced out, 55-7.

King capped the next drive with an 8-yard run, 9:06 standing in the third quarter. The Tigers went for two points, but the conversion failed, 61-7.

Dillon Alfred stretched his legs on a 52-yard touchdown run, with 40 seconds left in the quarter. Ayala split the uprights again, 68-7.

The Rams had one more breath, as Khalid Muhammad returned a Tiger fumble for 76 yards. Moreno split the uprights, 68-14, with 5:59 left in the game.




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