Central Valley High School’s freshman football team dominated all facets of its game against visiting Enochs last week.
The Hawks won the non-conference showdown by shutout, 47-0, on Sept. 15 at Bulldogs Stadium.
“The kids are hungry,” Central Valley head coach Abraham Navarro said. “The games are easy for them. Their struggle right now is learning how to practice.”
The Hawks improved to 3-0-1 on the year.
“My team can get better,” Navarro said. “There’s always room for improvement. As of right now, the area where we can improve is in fine tuning the offense and perfecting the snap counts.”
Central Valley’s defense allowed just two first downs, forced five turnovers and scored once on its way to blanking the Eagles.
“I am very pleased with the kids’ performance,” Navarro said. “They know when to turn on the switch.”
The Hawks amassed 209 yards of offense, including 167 on the ground, against Enochs.
Josiah Ramos totaled 69 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries.
Andrew Hernandez rushed for 15 yards and one TD on three carries.
Jacob Stroud ran for 11 yards and one score on two carries.
Thomas Carrillo scored on a 2-yard run.
Chris Simental, Carlos Barajas and Ivan Martinez had 39, 19 and 12 yards, respectively.
“Our offensive line is starting to click,” Navarro said. “That’s a big deal.”
Central Valley quarterback Elias Jimenez completed 4 of 12 passes for 42 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Leo Balderas and Xavier Alvarez both had receiving TDs.
The Hawks broke the game open by scoring five touchdowns in the opening half.
Raymond Lopez returned an interception 80 yards for a score and Carrillo had a 2-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Jimenez threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Balderas, Hernandez found his way into the end zone from the 2-yard line and Stroud scampered 15 yards for a score in the second quarter.
Jimenez connected with Alvarez on a 3-yard scoring play in the third quarter.
Ramos raced 37 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Central Valley relied heavily on its running game this past week.
“We just got to stick with our bread and butter,” Navarro said.