Head coach Scott Edwards and Central Valley High School’s varsity football staff have yet to establish a playing rotation and depth chart for the 2019 season.
Positions will be up for grabs during Friday evening’s six-team scrimmage at Downey High School.
The Hawks will battle the Knights, Enochs Eagles, Modesto High Panthers and Beyer Patriots.
Central Valley will not compete against Sonora.
Newcomer Mike Parsons, former head coach at Modesto Christian, will call Central Valley’s defensive plays.
“It’s our first chance to see where we’re truly at on both sides of the ball,” Edwards said. “There are a handful of spots people are still fighting for. The bottom line is we want to see our kids compete.”
The scrimmage will get underway at 7 p.m.
Central Valley missed the playoffs for the second year in a row last fall.
The Hawks went 2-8 and finished sixth overall during their first season in the Central California Conference (1-6).
Downey posted a 7-5 record, won its first-round game in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs and placed third in the Central California Athletic League (3-2) a year ago.
Modesto High (6-5, 1-4) and Enochs (2-8, 0-5) took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the CCAL standings.
Beyer (0-10, 0-7) was last in the Western Athletic Conference.
Sonora (7-5, 5-0) won the Mother Lode League title and advanced to the semifinals of the D-V playoffs.
“It’s always good facing tough competition. It makes the team better. We’re not worried about proving ourselves. We know what we’re capable of.”Quarterback Andrew Hernandez
“It’s always good facing tough competition,” senior quarterback Andrew Hernandez said. “It makes the team better. We’re not worried about proving ourselves. We know what we’re capable of.”
“It’s an opportunity for our guys to line up against other teams,” Edwards stated. “We want to be able to execute our plays at a high clip.”
“I’m tired of waiting,” Hernandez added. “I want to get out there.”