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New duo leads CV football
Gerardo Solorzano threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Moses Ghiorso and Gerardo Solorzano both had breakout games for Central Valley High School's varsity football team last week.

Ghiorso caught three touchdown passes from Solorzano, rushed for three scores and intercepted one pass during the Hawks' 40-27 win over host Waterford in non-conference play Friday evening.

"It was a crazy night," Moses said. "Our offense was rolling."

Central Valley improved to 2-1 overall.

The Wildcats dropped to 1-2 on the year.

The Hawks totaled a season-high 449 yards of offense.

"We improved from the week prior," Hawks head coach Scott Edwards said. "Execution was better, offensively. We're happy with our growth. We're still working out some kinks."

Ghiorso rumbled for 123 yards and three TDs on just nine carries. He caught four passes for 133 yards and three scores. He also had a 48-yard interception return.

Moses racked up 372 all-purpose yards.

"It just happened," Ghiorso said while talking about his individual performance. "Our line did a great job blocking for passing and rushing."

"Moses is a talented player," Edwards added. "He understands how to set up his blocks and use the entire field."

Solorzano completed 11 of 17 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, with one interception. Gerardo ran for 63 yards on seven carries.

Emani Anitelea led the Hawks' defensive unit with six tackles and one sack.

Ghiorso's 46-yard touchdown on a screen pass to the left gave Central Valley a 20-13 lead as time expired in the first half. Moses caught the ball, cut back to his right and raced into the end zone. Robert Nieto set a key block.

"That boosted our momentum," Moses said.

The Hawks will begin WAC play this Friday at 7 p.m. CV will face host Pacheco (2-2).