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Wolves beat Hawks again
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Isaiah Hidalgo - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s varsity football team had trouble slowing down Kimoni Stanley and Sierra this past week.

Stanley rushed for 286 yards and six touchdowns during the Wolves’ 42-14 win over the Hawks Friday night at CUSD Stadium.

Central Valley allowed 419 yards of total offense in defeat.

“We had a good week of practice,” Hawks’ junior running back Isaiah Hidalgo said. “We just didn’t perform liked we should have. We could have done our assignments better on both sides of the ball. It’s a wakeup call for the team.”

Sierra (2-0) improved its head-to-head record versus Central Valley (1-1) to 10-0.

The Hawks lost 22-10 to the Wolves in 2018, 20-14 in 2017, 28-26 in 2016 and 23-13 in 2015, 56-0 in 2014, 49-20 in 2009, 31-23 in 2008, 32-24 in 2007 and 41-21 in 2006.

“It’s upsetting,” Hidalgo said. “That’s a team you want to beat. It’s like a rivalry. That game is as big as Ceres. Eventually, we’ll come out on top.”

Hidalgo led Central Valley’s rushing attack with 129 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries.

Quarterback Andrew Hernandez threw for 147 yards and one TD while completing 13 of 25 passes.

Fullback Chris Simental hauled in five passes for 52 yards and one touchdown.

Erick Martinez-Stucchi caught three passes for 49 yards.

Dylan Kong’s lone reception resulted in a 30-yard gain.

The Hawks tallied both of their touchdowns during the second half.

Down 35-0, Hidalgo scored on a 3-yard run with 4:09 remaining in the third quarter.

Simental had a 6-yard TD reception late in the fourth quarter.

“Give Sierra credit,” Hidalgo said. “To be honest, that’s one of the best teams they’ve had in a while. They’re physical, strong and fast. I walked out of there with a couple of bumps and bruises. They’ll heal up.”

Central Valley will host Ripon (2-0) this Friday at CUSD Stadium.

Kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

“It’s going to be a really hard game,” Hidalgo said. “We got to stay focused and play the game how it’s supposed to be played.”

The Manteca Bulletin contributed to this report.