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Jones has career night as Hawks storm Spartans
Seeking its first win of the season, Central Valley High School's varsity football team dominated Grace Davis 42-24 Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

Senior Tyree Jones rushed for a career-high 339 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries as the Hawks defeated head coach Tim Garcia's alma mater.

Central Valley and Grace Davis entered the non-league game with a combined 0-5 record. The Hawks improved to 1-2, while the Spartans dropped to 0-4.

"We knew how much it (beating Grace Davis) meant to coach," Jones said. "We're just glad we can help him out. He's proud of us."

Tyree shattered his own school record, which was set against East Union last season, by 124 yards.

"It's still shocking to me," he said. "I can't believe it. I'm not letting it get to my head. I didn't do it by myself. If it wasn't for my whole team, I wouldn't have got all of those yards and touchdowns."

Offensive linemen Josh Beckhart, Cristian Chavez, Matt Avila, Wyatt Faulkner and Hector Ornales, fullback Terrence Sadler, receivers Greg Mathews, Greg Tripp and Anthony Centeno, and quarterback Abraham Navarro all played a big part in his success.

"Abraham was my lead blocker a couple of times," Jones said.

Tyree averaged 12.6 yards per carry.

He was slowed by leg cramps during Central Valley's first two games.

"The whole week, I prepared myself by drinking water and eating bananas," Jones said. "I worked out extra hard after practice. I wanted to make sure we got the W. I felt energized after the game. I could have played two more quarters."

Central Valley couldn't have scripted a better start against Grace Davis.

The Hawks built a 21-0 lead behind the stellar play of Sadler, Jones, Navarro and Mathews.

Terrence had a 13-yard rushing touchdown, Tyree scored on a 7-yard run, and Abraham tossed a 13-yard TD pass to Greg.

Ahead 21-16, Central Valley pulled away in the second half.

Jones had TD runs of 11, 65 and 40 yards.

"It gives us a lot of confidence," Tyree said. "This is how we should play for the rest of the season."

Central Valley will face Modesto High (3-1) this Friday at Downey High School. The non-league game will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

"We just see them as another opponent," Jones said. "We're very confident. They don't intimidate us at all. We have the ability to put points on the board. We have a lot of athletes."