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Hawks solidify depth chart at scrimmage
Andrew Hernandez
Senior quarterback Andrew Hernandez and Central Valley competed at a six-team scrimmage on Friday at Downey High School.

Central Valley’s varsity football program excelled at times during Friday night’s six-team scrimmage at Downey High School.

“Overall, it was a positive night,” head coach Scott Edwards said. “We saw four different teams. We executed well three out of the four. We did some good things.”

The Hawks totaled 10 touchdowns while scrimmaging against Beyer, Enochs, Modesto High and Downey.

“It feels good being back on the field between the lines,” Central Valley senior quarterback Andrew Hernandez said. “It gets you excited for the season. As a team, we did great. A lot of kids stepped up. We found depth at positions.”

“It was a good day,” Central Valley senior lineman Thomas Carrillo said. “We did well on both sides of the ball. There was a lot of energy on defense.”

Central Valley had success on both offense and defense versus Beyer, Enochs and Modesto High.

“They were great until Downey,” Edwards said. “Emotions got involved. There was a little skirmish. The kids were too excited to be honest.”

Downey proved to be Central Valley’s toughest opponents thanks to its pass-heavy offense.

The Knights averaged 39.4 points per game and totaled 67 touchdowns during the 2018 season.

“There were rules to the scrimmage,” Edwards said. “No blitzing. No line stunts. Stay off the quarterback. You show up and run your base stuff. We kept it very simple and were pretty successful.”

Central Valley will open the 2019 season against crosstown-rival Ceres High this Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

The contest will get underway at 7 p.m.

“We’re happy with where we’re at,” Hernandez said. “But we can still get better.”