Cypress already knew it would be in for a battle against La Mirada in the second round of the Southern Section football playoffs, but the Centurions' task became more difficult Sunday when they lost a coin flip.
Cypress will play Friday at La Mirada, the top-seeded team in Division VI. Cypress advanced by defeating Saddleback, 40-14, on Saturday. La Mirada opened with a 52-6 victory over Woodbridge on Friday. Because both teams played home games, a coin flip determined the home team in the next round.