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Wolves 23, Hawks 13 in football
Central Valley all-purpose player Moses Ghiorso carries the ball against Sierra. Ghiorso returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Central Valley High School's varsity football team struggled on offense for the second straight week.

The Hawks totaled 165 yards and punted six times on their way to losing 23-13 to Sierra Friday night at Ceres High School.

"It was an improved effort, but still not clean enough to win," Central Valley head coach Scott Edwards said. "It was similar to week one. We were playing sloppy, offensively. Our defense played solid again and kept us in the game."

The Hawks dropped to 0-2 on the year.

The Timberwolves improved to 1-1.

"It's not all on the kids," Edwards said. "I'm going to have to change some things with our preparation to get what I want."

Hawk quarterback Reuben Rodriguez completed 10 of 19 passes for 79 yards and one touchdown.

Jamarea Lumpkin caught two passes for 20 yards and one TD.

Rodriguez also connected with Paul Sidhu (2-20), Johnny Pittman (2-18), Franky Ramirez (2-16) and Moses Ghiorso (2-5).

"For the most part, Reuben is making good decisions," Edwards said.

Central Valley totaled 86 yards on the ground.

Ghiorso carried the ball eight times for 41 yards.

Lumpkin rushed for 24 yards on five carries.

Rodriguez added 20 yards on six attempts.

Ghiorso had a 75-yard punt-return touchdown.

The Hawks scored both of their TDs in the second half as Lumpkin scored from 12 yards out in the third quarter and Ghiorso returned a punt for a score.

"I'm frustrated with our performance," Edwards said. "We never really got in sync on offense. We needed to play more physical. We got talent. We got to figure out who we are."

Central Valley will play at Franklin of Stockton this Friday.

Kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

"Franklin is much better than they were last year," Edwards said. "They got some athletes and speed on the field."