Tailback Andre Wooten rushed for 265 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Cerritos High School to a 29-19 season-opening win over Cypress in Anaheim's Handel Stadium Friday night.
Cypress fell behind in the third quarter, 14-6, but then rallied for a 19-14 lead on an 80-yard touchdown pass-play from quarterback Troy O'Leary to David Downey. James Padilla followed with a 28-yard scoring run.
But Cerritos came back with a pair of touchdowns of its own in the final quarter. Wooten scored on a four-yard run and Lawrence Hubley returned an interception for a 35-yard score.
Cerritos could have walked off the field an easy winner, but the Dons had a pair of touchdowns called back and committed 16 penalties for 135 yards to help keep the Centurions in the game.