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Patterson races past CV in football
Tigers seize control late in second quarter
Moses Ghiorso and Central Valley will compete against Livingston on the road this Friday. Kickoff slated for 7 p.m. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

For the second week in a row, the Central Valley High School varsity football team's dynamic running back duo of Jamarea Lumpkin and Moses Ghiorso filled the stat sheet.

But their efforts didn't produce a desired result this time as host Patterson kept its unbeaten record intact on Oct. 2 with a 42-26 victory over the Hawks.

"I'm proud of our performance," Central Valley head coach Scott Edwards said. "They're 5-0 for a reason. If you relax for a moment, they'll make you pay. They got athletes. They play at a fast pace."

The Hawks dropped to 3-3 on the year and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Tigers improved to 5-0 and 1-0.

Patterson put a halt to Central Valley's three-game winning streak.

The Hawks totaled 16 first downs, 370 yards and four turnovers on offense.

Central Valley amassed 299 yards on the ground.

Lumpkin ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries.

Ghiorso carried the ball 21 times for 157 yards and one TD.
Johnny Pittman had a 7-yard rushing touchdown.

Hawk quarterback Reuben Rodriguez completed 5 of 11 passes for 71 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Sophomore David Serrano collected eight tackles and forced one fumble.

Sophomore Estevan Barragan and Erik Mejia both made eight tackles.

Bobby Nieto chipped in with seven tackles and one fumble recovery.

Down 14-7, Central Valley surrendered 21 unanswered points during the latter part of the second quarter. Patterson returned a punt for a touchdown and scored another 14 points off a pair of Hawk turnovers.

"Things were going well," Edwards said. "I've never seen the tide turn that fast. It was three minutes of hell. It was pretty crazy. The great thing about that is a lot of teams would give up. It was deflating. We bounced back second half."

The Hawks trailed 35-7 at halftime.

Central Valley outscored Patterson 19-7 in the second half.

Central Valley will battle host Livingston this Friday at 7 p.m.