Hurtado powers Cypress past Tustin and into position to share Empire title

ANAHEIM – – The situation was set for Cypress’ football group Thursday night.

A success over Tustin and a Valencia win over Pacifica would certainly give the Centurions single property of 2nd location.

Cypress made great on its end by defeating Tustin 20-7 at Western High behind Isaac Hurtado’s three-touchdown performance, and Valencia won its game, also.

Currently the Centurions (5-3, 3-1) have a possibility to play for far more than second area. They remain in setting to contend for a share of the league title following Friday against Valencia (8-1, 4-0).

“This was huge for us,” Cypress trainer Rick Feldman claimed. “We took over 2nd since everyone else has played Valencia.

“I assume we can win (following week). We’re playing our ideal football at the correct time of the year.”

Hurtado racked up all 3 of Cypress’ goals while leading the means with 98 hurrying yards and 51 obtaining yards.

The junior running back/linebacker made an incredible one-handed catch that established his 3rd score of the game.

Hurtado was unaccounted for as he ran his course up the center of the field. He kept stride with the pass from quarterback Garet Crenshaw that was out in front of him as well as prolonged his ideal arm to take the 34-yard pass at the Tustin 13. 3 plays later on Hurtado finished what he started as well as scored his third TD of the game that offered the Centurions a 20-0 lead.

“He’s a genuine good receiver also, he’s not simply a running back,” Feldman said. “He makes us a lot better, and Garet threw a fantastic sphere and he (Hurtado) made the play. The good news is for us we ended up the drive.”

In spite of their halftime lead over the Tillers (3-6, 2-2), Feldman alerted his gamers not to allow up in the second half.

“I knew at halftime there’s no method a Myron Miller group is going to stop,” Feldman stated.

Tustin (2-2, 3-6) jumped on the scoreboard on its initial drive of the 3rd quarter.

Tillers quarterback Mateo Vasquez broke out for a 28-yard gain on the very first play of the second fifty percent. Later on in the drive, Vasquez located Benjamin Rodriguez for a 25-yard reception on fourth down. Nick Mierez covered the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 20-7.

Both offenses sputtered in the early going. Crenshaw battled to connect with his receivers as he went 0 for 5 death in the very first quarter.

Thanks to a brief punting from the Tillers, the Centurions made use of fantastic area position and Hurtado started carrying the lots.

The outcome was a 7-0 lead after Hurtado’s 1-yard score with 1:55 left in the first quarter.

Tustin fumbled on its following possession and Crenshaw started the second quarter by finishing his first pass, a 39-yard strike to Elias Rios. On the next play, Hurtado made it 14-0 as he raked it in from the 2.

Feldman liked where Hurtado is physically after missing the first 4 video games of the period with a knee injury.

“He’s running like Isaac once again and also it’s fantastic, particularly at the end of the game to be able to lean on him. He’s just a monster,” Feldman said.

Tustin as well as Pacifica (2-2, 4-5) are linked for 3rd place in league going into the last week of the regular period. Tustin plays Crean Lutheran (0-3 in league) following week, while Pacifica takes on Kennedy (0-4 in league).

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