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Hilmar edges Hawks on game-ending field goal
Donovan Smith made a 21-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Hilmar Yelllowjackets to an 10-8 win over Central Valley High School's varsity football team in front of a large crowd Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

The Hawks (2-1) appeared on their way to victory after taking an 8-7 lead with 5:52 to play. Quarterback Trevor Mew completed a 3-yard TD strike to Rick Rogers and two-point conversion pass to Stephen Fonsworth.

"I thought we were going to win," Rogers said. "It was a heartbreaker."

Smith's field goal capped a 14-play, 61-yard drive.

Mew's hopes were left unanswered.

"I was on one knee with my head down praying that there was going to be a bobbled snap or someone was going to miss a block," Trevor said.

Mew completed 20 of 24 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown despite facing constant pressure the entire night. Trevor got sacked five times, including three straight during a fourth-quarter possession that ended with a fumble at the Hilmar 21.

Rogers caught eight passes for 74 yards and a score.

Junior Deangelo Williams had five receptions for 65 yards.

Central Valley trailed 7-0 at the break.

Hilmar quarterback Christian Azevedo scrambled 24 yards for a touchdown to break a scoreless tie with 3:06 to play in the second quarter.

The Hawks totaled just 127 yards of offense in the opening 24 minutes. Central Valley turned the ball over on downs twice inside Yellowjacket territory and punted three times.

"We couldn't get any momentum going," Mew said. "They weren't doing anything special. They just played hard."

As Central Valley head coach Tim Garcia addressed his team after the contest, Hilmar players, coaches and fans celebrated in the opposite end zone.

"I think a game like that is good for us," Rogers said. "They opened our eyes. They're the same caliber of a team as Oakdale. Now we know what to expect."

The Hawks (2-1) and Mustangs (1-2) will face off in a Valley Oak League opener Friday night at Oakdale High School. The game will begin at 7 p.m.