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CV tops among 16 teams
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After carving up its first three opponents, Central Valley High School's varsity football program secured a hard-fought 28-27 victory over McNair of Stockton in the championship game of the NorCal seven-on-seven passing tournament on June 28 at Downey High School.

The Hawks also beat Bret Harte, Downey and Galt.

Johansen, Modesto High, LeGrand, Golden Valley, Madera, Sonora, East Union, Tokay, Stagg and Edison of Stockton participated as well at the 16-team event.

"We opened up some eyes," Central Valley head coach Tim Garcia said.

"Everyone did their job," Hawks signal caller Trevor Mew said.

Mew completed 70 of 95 passes with 21 touchdowns.

"He's at a whole other level compared to other quarterbacks in the area," Garcia said. "He puts the ball in places where it makes it easy for receivers to make catches."

Rick Rogers and DeAngelo Williams had nine and eight TDs, respectively.

Rogers, Williams, Alex Casas and Vince Lopez all had one interception on defense.

"He (Rick) was really dominant on both sides of the ball," Garcia said.

Central Valley overcame a two-score deficit in the closing six minutes of the title game.

"It was more of a challenge," Mew said when assessing McNair. "They were more disciplined and faster than some of the other teams we played. But we pulled it off."

Down 27-21, the Hawks' defense forced a turnover on downs with 58 seconds left in regulation.

With Mew leading the way, Central Valley's hurry-up offense produced a game-winning drive.

Mew fired a slant pass to Rogers in the right side of the end zone with 3 seconds remaining, capping a 35-yard drive. Tied at 27-all, Trevor and Rick teamed up for the game-clinching conversion. Rogers ran a comeback route on the left side and Mew delivered a perfect pass.

"Everyone just went crazy," Trevor stated when describing the postgame celebration.

Mew and his teammates did the expected.

"Our hard work is paying off," he said.

Added Garcia: "The kids played really well. The intensity was great."