Cypress follows Parra's lead, edges Dana Hills


ANAHEIM – Cypress needed just four plays to drive 67 yards for the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter, defeating Dana Hills, 29-26, in a nonleague contest Friday night at Western High.

The Centurions (2-3) took possession with 5:08 remaining. Quarterback Alex Ashcraft connected with tight end Tyler Hansen for a 4-yard gain, but a holding penalty pushed Cypress back to the 28. On second down, Ashcraft found Christian Diaz over the middle for a 38-yard gain to the Dolphins’ 34.

Isaiah Parra broke loose for a 33-yard gain to the 1 and scored on the next play with 3:23 remaining. Ian Dettmer’s kick put Cypress ahead 29-26.

Dana Hills (0-6) didn’t make a first down on its final possession and Cypress ran out the clock.

Parra, a 180-pound junior running back, also had a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dominique Thompson in the third period. Parra rushed for 108-yards on 15 carries.

The lead changed hands five times. Eddie Wood put Dana Hills ahead 14-8 with a 13-yard run with 1:27 left in the first half.

Cypress drove 72 yards on five plays to take a 15-14 lead at halftime. Ashcraft passed 11 yards to Hansen for the TD.

The Parra-to-Thompson touchdown stretched the Cypress lead to 22-14 early in the third period, but Dana Hills scored the next two touchdowns on passes from quarterback Corey Cisowski of 26 yards to Nathan Hernandez and 30 to Harold Hall to regain the lead, 26-22, with 11:06 remaining.

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