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CV football competitive in the first half
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Tyree Jones and his Central Valley High School varsity football teammates headed home disappointed following Friday night's setback at Livingston.

The Hawks kept the game close in the opening 24 minutes before sustaining a 61-28 loss.

"It seemed like everything went their way in the second half," said Jones, Central Valley's star running back. "They just executed perfectly."

Jones had a standout game in defeat for the Hawks, who dropped to 1-8 on the year and 0-4 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Tyree rumbled for 229 yards and one touchdown on 23 carries.

Hawk quarterback Abraham Navarro tossed touchdown passes to Greg Mathews and Greg Tripp. He also had a rushing touchdown.

Central Valley trailed by just seven points, 28-21, at intermission.

Jones scampered 17 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Navarro scored on a 1-yard run and tossed a 10-yard TD pass to Mathews in the second quarter.

"It felt good actually being in a game like that," Jones said. "We were all energized at halftime. To be honest, I think we should have won that game."

Tripp had a 30-yard touchdown reception in the final quarter.

The bus ride from Livingston to Central Valley was silent, just like in the locker room after the game.

The Hawks suffered their sixth consecutive loss.

"We have leaders," Jones said. "We have athletes. I don't know what we're missing."