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CVs run game, defense stellar in 33-0 win over Franklin
Hawks improve to 1-1 on the year
Hawk Moses Ghiorso displayed his versatility against the Yellowjackets last week. Ghiorso had two touchdowns on offense and one on defense. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

A week removed from a 56-0 beatdown at the hands of Sierra, Central Valley High School's varsity football team bounced back in a big way.

The Hawks routed Franklin of Stockton 33-0 Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

Central Valley improved to 1-1 on the year under new head coach Scott Edwards' guidance.

The Yellowjackets dropped to 1-2 overall.

"We found out a lot about ourselves," Edwards said. "The biggest change was how we played as a team. I'm not surprised because I saw development during the week. The kids responded well to the changes we put in front of them at practice on Monday and Tuesday. We were a lot more prepared. We're only going to get better."

Central Valley racked up 302 yards of total offense versus Franklin.

Junior Moses Ghiorso caught five passes for 123 yards and one touchdown.
Ghiorso ran for 92 yards and one score on seven attempts.

He returned one of his three interceptions for a TD.

Junior Jamarea Lumpkin carried the ball seven times for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

"Jamarea runs aggressive downhill inside the tackles," Edwards said. "Moses is willing to run inside but likes to run outside and make guys miss. They're both quality runners."

Ja'Quan Gardner, Jamarea's older brother and a freshman on Humboldt State's football team, broke the Stanislaus District's career and single-season rushing yard records with Central Valley last season.

"Jamarea has probably had to live with that his whole life," Edwards said. "It is what it is. They're completely different players."

Central Valley piled up 176 yards on the ground.

Hawk sophomore quarterback Gerardo Solorzano was 6 of 10 for 126 yards and one touchdown with one interception.

Ghiorso, Josh Beleele, Anthony Harrison, Adrian Badillo and Joaquin Garcia helped limit the Yellowjackets to just 122 yards of total offense.

Beleele had nine tackles, three pass deflections and one sack.

Harrison tallied eight tackles and forced two fumbles.

Badillo and Garcia both made eight tackles.

Central Valley outscored Franklin 26-0 lead in the first half.

Lumpkin scored on runs of 50 and 5 yards in the first quarter.

Ghiorso had a 3-yard rushing TD and hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from Solorzano in the second quarter.

Moses returned an interception 63 yards for a score in the final period.

"It probably should have been a 55-point differential," Edwards said. "We had a couple touchdowns called back."

Central Valley will play at Waterford (1-1) this Friday at 7:30 p.m.