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Gregori edges CV in time-shortened game
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Central Valley's and Gregori's freshman football battled for just 20 minutes on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

The season opener was cut short to prevent further delays.

The frosh contest started an hour late. The ambulance finally arrived at 4:30 p.m.

"It's disappointing," Hawks linebacker/fullback Robert Gipson said. "If we would have played a full game, we would have won."

Visiting Gregori prevailed, 7-0.

"We didn't play with a sense of urgency," Central Valley head coach Jesse Padilla said.

"Offensively, we struggled a little bit," assistant coach Joe Borba said. "Our defense played great."

The Hawks allowed a 1-yard rushing touchdown with 1:47 to play.

Gregori capitalized after Central Valley quarterback Zac Magana threw an interception.

Each team committed one turnover in the second quarter.

"Everybody was excited to play," Magana said. "It was a good experience. Our defense did pretty well. Our chemistry on offense will get better."

Central Valley and Gregori both punted twice in the first quarter.

Ripon 44, Ceres High 0

Ceres High School's freshman football team opened the 2011 campaign with a 48-0 loss Saturday afternoon at Bulldog Stadium.

"It's their first high-school game," Ceres High head coach Scott Smith said. "They'll get better."

The Indians outscored the Bulldogs 24-0 in the opening half.

Ceres High allowed 20 points after intermission.

The Bulldogs had six turnovers during the game.

"We just made too many mistakes," Smith said. "That hurt us."

Indians 25, Bulldogs 0

Ceres High's junior-varsity football team was blanked by host Ripon Friday night.

Quarterback Angel Garcia suffered a season-ending leg injury.

He had surgery Saturday night.