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CV, CHS vying for titles in boys soccer
City of Ceres could have two section champs by the end of tonight
Central Valley's boys soccer program has won seven league titles under head coach Omar Leon's guidance. Leon and the Hawks will look to make history tonight by winning their first-ever Sac-Joaquin Section championship. CV has had to settle for runner-up honors five times. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s boys soccer team will make its sixth appearance in the section finals tonight in Galt.

Athletic director Greg Magni stopped for a bite to eat in Lodi prior to heading to Liberty Ranch High School to watch the top-seeded Hawks battle the No. 2 Bella Vista Broncos for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II championship.

 “I’m excited,” Magni said. “If we can get a win tonight, it would be huge for our program. I hope so badly for (head coach Omar Leon) we can nail it down for him. He deserves it. He’s a great coach.”

Central Valley has claimed seven league titles under Leon’s guidance.

The Hawks have yet to win a section crown. Central Valley has had to settle for runner-up honors five times.

“We’ve been chasing this thing since the doors opened at Central Valley,” Magni said. “It’s our time.”

Central Valley and Bella Vista will play at 6 p.m.

Crosstown-rival Ceres High will face East Union in the Division-III championship game today at 6 p.m. at Ripon Christian High School.

The Bulldogs and Lancers are seeded second and fifth, respectively.

Ceres High captured its first-ever section title during the 2009-10 school year. The Bulldogs posted a 2-0 win over the Hawks.

“It would be cool to see our two schools win blue banners in the same sport on the same night,” Magni said.