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Hawks keep it simple during scrimmage with Indians
With the start of the season less than a week away, Central Valley High School head coach Tim Garcia simplified his play calling during Saturday's full-contact varsity football scrimmage at Ripon.

The Hawks still managed to turn in a highlight-filled performance.

Both teams scored nine touchdowns.

"We didn't show anything today," Garcia said. "We ran the same four plays on offense. We wanted to be real vanilla."

Central Valley totaled 44 offensive plays (33 runs and 11 passes) in the game.

The Hawks relied on a trio of tailbacks, including veteran Vince Lopez, and newcomers Tyree Jones and Terrence Sadler.

Jones and Sadler both scored twice.

Lopez had one rushing touchdown before exiting the contest with lower back spasms.

First-year quarterback Jesse Hatfield completed 4 of 11 passes with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions.

Greg Mathews had two TD receptions.

Chris Moscozo tallied one receiving score.

Estaban Hernandez intercepted a pass on defense.

The Indians totaled 40 plays on offense (28 runs and 12 passes). Ripon's quarterback had eight completions.

The Hawks jumped out to a 42-12 lead.

Lopez opened the scoring with an impressive 35-yard run on the second play of the game. Vince didn't touch the ball the rest of the day.

Hatfield hooked up with Mathews (30 yards) and Moscozo (6).

Jones added two rushing scores (4, 45).

Sadler found the end zone once (6).

Ripon tallied 42 of the scrimmage's final 54 points. The Indians scored touchdowns on five of their final six possessions from Central Valley's 10-yard line.

Mathews and Sadler accounted for Central Valley's last two scores.

Greg hauled in a 12-yard catch over a defender. He also threw a key block on Terrence's 9-yard TD run.

Coach Garcia had no complaints about his team's effort.

"Our kids came out and played really hard," he said.