Senior tailback John Augustin rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Celtics to an opening season victory over the visiting Panthers.
Clifford Moore was stellar with 179 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Cypress Lake.
After St. John Neumann led 13-6 at halftime, the Panthers were plagued by a few costly penalties in the second half. An offside penalty on a punt gave St. John Nuemann excellent field position. setting up a 17-yard scoring run by Augustin. An errant snap over the head of punter Skyler Schreurs resulted in a safety.
“We came out flat in the second half,” Panther coach Dale Moore said. “We have to come out with more fire. They are a well coached team but we were not physical enough tonight.”
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SJN: John Augustin 7 run (conversion failed)
CL: Jaccari Lewis 3 run (conversion failed)
SJN: RayRay Perry 54 pass from Tylor Dimond (Jacob Sanderson kick)
SJN: Augustin 17 run (Sanderson kick)
SJN: Safety, ball snapped out of end zone on punt
SJN: Sanderson 22 FG
CL: Clifford Moore 97 run (kick failed)
SJN: Augustin 55 run (Sanderson kick)
CL: Moore 2 run (Jacarri Lewis run)