Cypress prepared for last week's game against Pacifica knowing it was a must-win game for its playoff hopes. Then the Centurions trailed, 28-13, late in the third quarter.
But Cypress coach Bob Burt said he knew the team still had a chance.
“Games are always won late in the fourth quarter,” Burt said.
Cypress fought back, scoring more points — 19 — in the final 13 minutes of Friday's game than it did in any of its previous four games. With nine seconds left, quarterback Nick Buras threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Joe Chavez, giving the Centurions a 32-31 win that, at the time, gave them a 2-2 record in Empire League play.
On Monday, Cypress picked up another victory when Tustin was forced to forfeit its Oct. 11 win over the Centurions. Now Cypress (6-2, 3-1) is in a position to make the playoffs as long as it can win one of its final two games.Read the rest of this entry »