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Central Valley avoids upset
Trevor Mew accounted for five touchdowns, and Timmy Henley forced a fumble and scored on a long run in a span of 32 seconds during a fourth-quarter surge to lead Central Valley High School's varsity football team to a 46-30 victory over Bret Harte Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

"It was a battle until the end," said Henley, a bruising 5-foot-9, 190-pound linebacker and fullback "They matched our intensity."

The Hawks improved to 2-0 on the year.

The Bullfrogs fell to 1-1 overall.

Mew finished 19-of-27 for 288 yards with four passing TDs and one rushing score.

He connected with Deangelo Williams twice (14 and 34 yards), and Stephen Fonsworth (22 yards) and Vince Lopez (68 yards) once on touchdown strikes.

Trevor's nifty 23-yard TD scramble put Central Valley ahead 21-7 with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter.

"People stepped up and made plays when it mattered," Mew said.

With his team clinging to a three-point lead late in the non-league contest, Timmy jarred the ball loose from Bret Harte quarterback Robby Bragg's grasp and Chris Beleele pounced on it for a fumble recovery near midfield. Two plays later, Henley took a handoff and shed a would-be-tackler near the line of scrimmage before scoring on a 44-yard run to make it a 40-30 game with 1:28 remaining.

"I hit the hole, stiff-armed a guy and sprinted like a track star," Timmy said.

The Bullfrogs' ensuing possession ended with an interception. Linebacker Victor Tubera picked off Bragg's pass and returned it 37 yards to the Bret Harte 9.

It didn't take Central Valley long to capitalize as Lopez raced into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage.

Vince totaled 160 yards of offense and two touchdowns. He caught six passes for 97 yards and ran for 63 yards on 12 carries.

The Hawks will play host to the Hilmar Yellowjackets this Friday at Bulldog Stadium. The final tuneup before Valley Oak League play will begin at 7 p.m.

Mew has totaled nine touchdowns through the Hawks' first two games, including seven passing and two rushing.

"I couldn't have done it without my line and teammates," he said.

JV outcome

Central Valley High School's junior-varsity football squad had its way with Bret Harte on Friday at Bulldog Stadium, tallying five touchdowns in first half en route to a 41-6 victory.

"This is the most talented team I've had," said Pat Leach, who's in his third season of coaching with the Hawks. "It's hard to keep them motivated."

Tyree Jones scored twice, including once on offense and special teams, as Central Valley improved to 2-0 on the season.

Terrence Sadler had two rushing touchdowns.

Jesse Hatfield teamed up with Greg Mathews on a scoring play.

Chris Moscozo returned a fumble for a score.

Casey Ashlock intercepted a pass.

Hatfield, who started eight of 10 games at the JV level last year, and Mathews opened the scoring when they combined for a 38-yard TD in the first quarter.

The Hawks continued to make big play after big play in the second quarter.

Jones, who split half of his freshman season at JV, scampered 48 yards for a score and returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown.

Moscozo scooped up a quarterback fumble and raced 19 yards into the end zone.

Sadler added an impressive 41-yard TD jaunt.

"We have a lot of weapons," said Leach, whose team led 35-0 at intermission.

Tyree returned the opening kickoff of the second half 70 yards to the Bret Harte 15.

Central Valley extended its lead to 41-0 on Terrence's 15-yard scamper and Jesse's sixth extra point with 9:21 remaining in the third quarter.

Bret Harte's offense totaled just three first downs in the game. The Bullfrogs were held to negative yardage in the opening half.

Martin DeAnda prevented the shutout when he scrambled for a 10-yard TD with 1:23 remaining.

Central Valley opened its season with a 20-8 win at Le Grand on Sept. 12. Jones and Sadler accounted for the Hawks' three rushing TDs. Tyree had two, while Sadler tallied one.

"We made a lot of mistakes last week," Leach said. "This week, we didn't turn the ball over. We played well all-around."

Central Valley will play against Hilmar on Friday at Ceres High School. The game will begin at 5 p.m.


Sterling Shaw, Greg Tripp and Josh Claudio all scored rushing touchdowns during Central Valley's season-opening 20-8 win at Bret Harte last Thursday.