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CV struggles after competitive first half
Central Valley High School's varsity football program ended its preseason with a 54-21 loss to the Enochs Eagles Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

"Deep down inside, I know we're a better team than that," Hawks running back/cornerback Tyree Jones said. "We have just as much talent. We just made too many mistakes and didn't capitalize on our opportunities. It's very frustrating."

Central Valley dropped to 1-4 on the year.

Enochs improved to 3-2.

Jones rushed for 129 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries.

Terrrence Sadler gained 63 yards and scored once.

Abraham Navarro completed 3 of 6 passes for 51 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He was sacked four times.

Greg Tripp caught two passes for 49 yards and one TD.

For the second straight week, Central Valley's defense struggled mightily.

Enochs piled up 555 yards of total offense, including 385 rushing on 46 carries.

Quarterback Christian Kahler amassed 216 yards and two touchdowns.

Herbert Whitehurst ran for 135 yards and one TD on 13 carries.

Torres (104 yards) and Jesse Castillo (68 yards) both scored once on the ground.

Central Valley fell behind 34-14 in the opening 24 minutes.

The Hawks trailed by just six points early in the second quarter after Navarro tossed a 31-yard TD pass to Tripp.

The Eagles extended their lead to 20 with a pair of touchdowns in the closing three minutes of the first half.

Kahler connected with Alex Medina on a 46-yard scoring play.

Whitehurst had an 80-yard rushing TD.

The Eagles and Hawks traded scores early in the game.

Enochs' Justice Chambers returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown.

Jones scored on a 56-yard run for Central Valley.

"We allowed too many big plays," Tyree said. "That shouldn't have happened. We need to do a better job tackling."

Central Valley will play host to the Patterson Tigers (4-1) this Friday at Bulldog Stadium. The Western Athletic Conference opener will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

"It should be a very competitive game," Jones said.

JV Hawks finish preseason with 3-2 record

Central Valley High School's junior-varsity football team had its three-game winning streak snapped last week.

The Hawks lost 48-14 to undefeated Enochs on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

"They wore us out," Central Valley head coach Tim Garcia Sr. said.

The Hawks fell to 3-2 in non-conference play.

The Eagles improved to 5-0 overall.

Central Valley kept the game close for two-plus quarters.

Down 13-0, Hawk quarterback Kenny Lopez avoided being sacked and tossed a 79-yard touchdown pass to Ja'Quan Gardner with 37 seconds remaining in the opening half. Adrian Arellano added the point-after kick.

Gardner's 30-yard TD pass to Marcus Clark on a halfback option play, and Arellano's second PAT cut the deficit to 19-14 early in the second half.

Enochs scored the final 16 points of the third quarter and dominated the rest of the way.

"I'm not disappointed," Clark said. "The first half, we played good. I just think we got tired in the second half. It was very physical."

Eagles 41, Hawks 0

For the second week in a row, Central Valley High School's freshman football team competed short-handed.

Several Hawk starters were benched for missing practice due to illness and other unspecified reasons during Friday's 41-0 loss to the Enochs Eagles at Bulldog Stadium.

"We couldn't do nothing," head coach Jesse Padilla said. "We have the talent. I see these kids all the time. We made them look like all-stars."

Central Valley's lineup featured a new quarterback, running back and linebacker.

The Hawks had less than 25 yards of total offense.

Central Valley (1-3) lost four fumbles.