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Central Valley posts decisive victory over CHS
Playing before a standing-room-only crowd, Central Valley High School's varsity football team showed no mercy in beating crosstown rival Ceres High 40-7 for the Ceres Classic trophy on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

"We were just clicking on all cylinders tonight," Hawks head coach Tim Garcia said. "I'm very proud of how the kids played. We had a great week of practice."

Senior quarterback Trevor Mew passed for 269 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another score for Central Valley, which finished 5-5 overall and 3-4 in the Valley Oak League (fifth place).

Junior receiver Deangelo Williams snagged five passes for 130 yards and three TDs to go along with one interception.

Junior tailback Vince Lopez totaled 211 yards (133 rushing, 78 receiving) and one score. He also picked off a pass.

Junior quarterback Josh Edwards completed 12 of 25 passes for 102 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for Ceres High, which finished 2-8 on the year and 2-5 in conference play (sixth place).

Senior receiver Martino Bertolotti caught three passes for 46 yards and a score.

Sophomore running back Hadon Lopez gained 60 yards on eight carries.

Central Valley's defense forced five punts and four turnovers.

"It was their secondary," Edwards said. "They had our passing plays down. They did everything right. We couldn't get any breaks."

The Hawks reeled off 40 straight points before surrendering a meaningless touchdown to Ceres High in the fourth quarter.

"It was nice to be able to do that," Mew said. "We haven't blown a team out like that since I've been here. They couldn't stop us."

Added Lopez: "We finished the season off on a good note."

Central Valley stormed to a 20-0 halftime lead.

Mew and Lopez hooked up for a 45-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Trevor tossed TD passes of 12 and 52 yards to Deangelo in the second quarter.

Mew and Timmy Henley had one-yard rushing scores in the third quarter.

Williams' 10-yard TD catch gave the Hawks a 40-0 lead less than a minute into the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs prevented the shutout when Edwards connected with Bertolotti for a 15-yard strike with 8:49 to play.

Central Valley players posed for pictures and mingled with family and friends following the decisive victory.

"It was sickening hearing them celebrate like that," Edwards said.

Added Williams: "Our whole game plan was to come out, play hard and dominate. I didn't think we'd win by that much, but we elevated our level of play."

Hawks dominate crosstown showdown

Joel Pelayo played sparingly for Central Valley High School's junior-varsity football team at the beginning of the year.

The all-purpose back had a productive outing with one rushing touchdown and an interception in the Hawks' 27-13 Valley Oak League finale win over city-rival Ceres High on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

"I'm not surprised at all," Central Valley head coach Pat Leach said. "He's a good athlete."

With the victory, Central Valley finished 5-5 on the year and seized sole possession of sixth place in league (2-5).

Winless Ceres High (0-10) placed last in conference play at 0-7.

The Hawks scored 13 points off four Bulldog turnovers on their way to totaling 186 yards of offense.

"We listened to the coaches and did what we had to do," said Pelayo, starting free safety and backup tailback. "We worked hard and deserved to win."

Central Valley gained 163 yards on the ground behind a makeshift offensive line. The Hawks were missing two normal starters due to injury and eligibility.

Playing with a hurt ankle, Tyree Jones rumbled for 115 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.

Pelayo carried the ball two times for 29 yards and a score.

Terrence Sadler tallied a rushing TD.

Hawk quarterback Jesse Hatfield completed four of six passes for 23 yards.

Damarea Reese had two interceptons on defense.

Casey Ashlock picked off one pass.

Ceres High quarterback David Brazil accounted for 190 of his team's 234 yards of offense.

Brazil played the entire second half in place of starter George Borden, who finished 0-for-7 with two interceptions.

David completed seven of nine passes for 163 yards with one touchdown and two picks. He also rushed for 27 yards and a score on six carries.

Dustin Baisdon had a 66-yard TD reception.

Andrew Cefre hauled in one pass for 35 yards and carried the ball three times for 29 yards.

Brent Ward (30 yards) and Matt Cardelli (27 yards) had two catches apiece.

Central Valley led 20-0 at the break.

Sadler scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter.

Jones and Pelayo added rushing touchdowns of 3 and 24 yards, respectively, in the second quarter.

"They (Reese and Alex Alvarez) got the blocks and I was gone," Joel said. "It felt good."

Reese returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for a score.

"That was huge," Leach said. "That sealed it."

Ceres High tallied both of its touchdowns late in the game against Central Valley's reserves.

Brazil tossed a 66-yard TD pass to Baisdon, and scored on an 8-yard run.

The Hawks defeated the Bulldogs 14-6 at the JV last year.

Ashlock, Jones, Hatfield and Greg Mathews were starters.

Casey had a key interception.

Tyree added 59 yards on 13 carries.

"It feels awesome beating them again," middle linebacker/right guard Ashlock said. "We've been waiting all year to play them."