Cy Lakes is riding a three-game winning streak heading into a Thursday night tilt with Cy Ranch.
Cy Lakes strikes first, Sofian Massoud with plenty of time in the pocket, he connects with Khaliq Abdul-Mateen in the back of the end zone, it’s a 14-yard touchdown pass, Spartans lead 7-0.
Cy Ranch responds on the ground. Willie Eldridge takes the handoff, bounces it outside, and turns upfield for a 20-yard touchdown run, that evens the score at 7-apiece.
Massoud goes back to the air and hits Joshua McMillan in stride, and McMillan turns on the after-burners. He takes it all the way for a 70-yard Cy Lakes touchdown, and the Spartans build a 17-13 halftime lead.
More Cy Lakes in the third, Massoud goes up top to Amir Turne, perfect pitch and catch for a 25-yard score, Spartans lead it 31-13.
But the Mustangs get a big momentum-changer from their defense, as Robin Neely picks off the pass for Cy Ranch early in the 4th.
The Mustangs offense cashes it into points as Dj Ciers swings it out to Drake Dabney, and Dabney shakes free of a defender and trots in for a 14-yard touchdown, suddenly it’s 31-26.
Late in the fourth, Ciers buys himself time, then looks deep downfield and sees a wide-open Rodrigo Zelaya, and Zelaya goes the distance, 67-yards for touchdown, and that’s the game winner, Cy Ranch rallies back from an 18-point deficit to win it, 34-31 is the final.