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Frosh Hawks handle Dawgs
Terrence Sadler and his Central Valley High School freshman football teammates accomplished what they set out to do against their crosstown rival.

"It's our last game," he said. "We wanted to put on a show for our families and fans. We were hyped."

Sadler ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, Damarea Reese scored four times and tallied an interception and Brandon Viado tossed two TD passes in leading the Hawks to a 46-28 victory over Ceres High Wednesday night at Bulldog Stadium.

"I don't care what the scoreboard said," Ceres coach Anthony Dean said. "My kids left it all on the field tonight. They didn't give up."

Central Valley compiled a 3-6 overall record and finished in sixth place in the eight-team Valley Oak League (2-5) this year.

Ceres High lost all 10 of its games. The Bulldogs placed last in the conference standings (0-7).

"I feel bad for the kids because they worked their butts off," Dean said. "We're not an 0-10 team. But that's the way things worked out."

The Hawks generated 388 total yards of offense (314 rushing on 22 carries).

David Dart and Christopher Moscozo had interceptions on defense for Central Valley.

The Bulldogs managed to pile up 331 yards of offense despite having three drives end in turnovers.

Dave Brazil led Ceres' rushing attack, which amassed 314 yards on 53 attempts. He ran for 128 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries.

Kyle Rambaran, George Borden and Andrew Cefre all scored once on the ground.

Vince Tomao carried the ball 10 times for 84 yards.

Central Valley held a commanding 22-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.

The Hawks scored on their first play from scrimmage on Sadler's 34-yard touchdown run on a fake reverse.

Reese added rushing TDs of 7 and 10 yards.

Ceres High rallied in the second quarter.

Rambaran's 8-yard run capped a nine-play, 65-yard scoring drive.

Nine seconds later, the Bulldogs gained possession with a successful onside kick that was recovered by Cefre. Borden scored on a 3-yard keeper to cut the deficit to 22-14 at the 3:02 mark. Ceres marched 43 yards in 10 plays.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game," Central Valley coach Randy Flanagan said. "They weren't going to roll over. They're not a bad team. They just don't have an explosive player."

Sadler's 40-yard rushing touchdown gave the Hawks a 28-14 lead with 2:08 remaining in the first half.

Terrence accounted for Central Valley's first score of the second half when he raced 43 yards into the end zone to make it 34-14.

His shifty and explosive running elicited oohs and aahs from the crowd throughout the game.

"I had a feeling he was going to have a big game," Flanagan said. "He's going to be a force if he sticks with it."

"I give kudos to that young kid," Dean added. "He's a sensational athlete."

"I watch a lot of (Minnesota Vikings running back) Adrian Peterson," Sadler said.

Brazil brought the Bulldogs within two scores, 34-20, with a 6-yard run late in the third quarter. The 10-play, 61-yard drive lasted five minutes.

Central Valley outscored Ceres High 12-8 in the fourth quarter.

Viado hit a wide-open Reese for a 24-yard score in the left corner of the end zone with 9:52 left in regulation.

The resilient Bulldogs answered with an 11-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Cefre scored from a yard out and Brazil added the two-point conversion.

Central Valley tacked on its final touchdown, a 9-yard strike from Viado to Reese, with 1:54 remaining.

Damarea picked off a Borden pass with 15 seconds to play in Central Valley territory. Viado took a knee to run out the clock.

Coach Flanagan avoided a postgame ice water shower. His assistant coaches didn't.

"I'm glad they didn't get me," he said.

An exhausted Sadler couldn't stop smiling.

"I'm feeling all right," said Terrence, who contributed on offense, defense and special teams. "I'm going to go home and rest."