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Wolves ground Hawks in football
CV opens season with 56-0 loss
Tight end Manuel Garcia gets upended by cornerback Mateo Hernandez during the Central Valley High School varsity football teams season-opening 56-0 loss to host Sierra on Friday. The Timberwolves limited the Hawks to 86 yards of total offense and six first downs. - photo by SEAN KAHLER/Thei Courier

Excitement turned into shock in a hurry during the Central Valley High School varsity football team's 2014 season debut.

The host Timberwolves stormed to a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter and never looked back in rolling to a 56-0 victory over the Hawks Friday night at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

"It doesn't matter who we're playing," said Scott Edwards, Central Valley's new head coach. "We're not going to do well until they understand what it means to be a team. It's not like they weren't trying hard. We need 11 guys to do their assignments."

The Hawks dropped to 0-1 on the year.

Sierra, which routed Ripon 54-7 the previous week, improved to 2-0.

Central Valley was limited to just 86 yards of total offense and six first downs.

Sophomore quarterback Gerardo Solorzano was 8 of 15 for 45 yards. He also ran for eight yards on 14 carries and was sacked five times.

Jamarea Lumpkin rushed for a team-high 44 yards on 12 attempts. He caught two passes for 22 yards.

"The offensive line developed over the course of the game," Edwards said.

Sierra racked up 438 yards of total offense.

Mark Paule rumbled for 221 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

Devin Nunez completed 7 of 9 passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Chris Stevens and Ryan Vasquez hauled in TD passes of 32 and 24 yards, respectively.

Andrew Guevara accounted for two of Sierra's five sacks and forced one fumble on defense.

Nashon Tamiano returned a fumble 41 yards for a score.

"Sierra was a great team that brought a lot of things to light," Edwards said. "We knew they were good across the board. They're a little bit bigger, stronger and faster than what we saw on film."

Tamiano's TD gave the Timberwolves a 35-0 lead at the 7:34 mark of the second quarter.

"This is the largest defeat I've been a part of during my career," Edwards said. "It was a wakeup call. We need to learn how to prepare better. We need to become a disciplined team that understands the game of football."

Central Valley will host Franklin of Stockton at Ceres High School this week. The contest will get underway at 7 p.m.

"Every Friday is a test," Edwards said. "We'll find out if we learned from our mistakes."

Manteca Bulletin Sports Editor Jonamar Jacinto contributed to this report.