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JV Hawks battle Tigers
CV loses 14-12 to Los Banos in WAC play
Mark Ramirez (pictured) threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Darin Andrews during the Central Valley junior-varsity football team's 14-12 loss at Los Banos on Oct. 14. - photo by Courier file photo

Winless through its first five games, Central Valley’s junior-varsity football team nearly notched its second consecutive victory this past week.

The Hawks lost 14-12 to host Los Banos on Friday.

“We didn’t get the result we wanted but we played a decent game none the less,” Central Valley head coach Joe Rohles said. “We matched LB’s two touchdowns. We were unable to convert on two, 2-point conversions.”

Gabriel Rodriguez led Central Valley’s rushing attack with 92 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries.

Quarterback Mark Ramirez threw a 13-yard TD pass to Darin Andrews.

He also gained 20 yards on 10 carries.

Brandan Cordeiro carried the ball seven times for 22 yards.

Ryan Palecek registered a team-high seven tackled and recovered one fumble.

Mark Sotelo had six tackles and two pass deflections.

Christian Uresti had six tackles.

Tony Gault Jr. had four tackles.

Central Valley dropped to 1-6 overall and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

“We measure ourselves on wins and losses,” Rohles said. “But we were able to walk away from the game with our heads held high with a great team effort.”