Senior working again Isaac Hurtado has had his praises sung earlier than, however Cypress Excessive soccer coach Rick Feldman desires to ensure nobody forgets.
“Inform me he’s not first-team all-county,” Feldman mentioned after Friday night time’s sport.
Hurtado produced 283 whole yards and 4 touchdowns, main No. 4-seeded Cypress to a 35-Eight victory over visiting Huntington Seaside within the first spherical of the CIF Southern Part Division 7 playoffs at Handel Stadium.
Cypress (11-0) had already gotten off to its greatest begin at school historical past. The Empire League champion Centurions, who’ve matched their 2009 group for many wins in a single season, will journey to play Ventura (6-5), the third-place group from the Pacific View League, within the quarterfinals on Nov. 15. Ventura edged Covina Northview 38-35 on Friday within the first spherical.
“To start with of the sport, I at all times attempt to pound it,” mentioned Hurtado, who rushed 27 instances for 132 and two touchdowns. “As Marshawn Lynch mentioned, ‘You simply should preserve hitting them over and time and again till they don’t wish to hit you no extra.’
“As soon as they don’t wish to, you simply reduce it on them. I take pleasure in doing that.”
The Centurions proved elusive within the open subject, too. Elijah Vaielua escaped the grasp of Christian Moore on third-and-nine from the Cypress 20, turning a missed sort out on the line of scrimmage right into a 35-yard acquire.
Cypress would cap its second drive with a 10-yard landing by Hurtado, his second of the night time.
Vaielua additionally had seven catches for 127 yards on the night, together with a pair of grabs that went for giant positive aspects of 32 and 46 yards.
“He’s an outstanding large receiver,” Feldman mentioned. “He’s quick. He has unbelievable fingers, and never solely is he shifty, [but] he’s so sturdy that it’s onerous for guys to deliver him down.”