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Hawks, Pride scrimmage
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Central Valley High School's football program completed the passing league portion of its summer schedule on Tuesday, July 12 in Turlock.

The Hawks outscored the Pitman Pride 24-12 while playing on Joe Debely Stadium's artificial turf.

"We had a very good day," Central Valley head coach Tim Garcia said. "The kids should be proud of themselves."

Quarterback Abraham Navarro completed 31 of 51 passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Backup Kenny Lopez (14-for-23) tallied one TD and two interceptions.

Greg Tripp hauled in 17 passes and scored three touchdowns.

Anthony Centeno had 10 catches and one TD.

JaQuan Gardner totaled 12 receptions.

Angelo Strouvens ( two catches), Cody Melton (one catch), Josh Garcia (one catch), Juan Plasencia (one catch) and Jaquel Pitts (one catch) contributed as well on offense.

"We executed today," Tripp said.

Pitman's two quarterbacks finished a combined 21-for-63 with two touchdowns and six interceptions.

Lopez had two picks.

Tripp, Gardner, Plasencia and Garcia all had one interception.

Central Valley impressed Pride linebacker and former Hawk Kyle Martinez. Martinez starred on CV's freshman football team in 2008.

"I love Pitman," Kyle said. "But I do think about the what-ifs. Central Valley got way better. They're going to be really good this year. They're stacked. They might beat Central Catholic."

The Hawks struggled to a fifth-place finish (1-4) during their first season in the Western Athletic Conference in 2010.

Central Valley could experience a major turnaround this fall.

"This is going to be our year," Tripp said. "Everybody's excited. We're more confident. We walk around with more pep in our step. We expect to win. But we won't go into games cocky."