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Mew has impressive campaign
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Trevor Mew worked exceptionally hard this summer. He lifted weights and participated in conditioning drills with prospective members of the Central Valley High School football program.

“I wanted to get into shape for basketball,” he said.

Friends convinced Mew to play football. He was also recruited by head coach Tim Garcia Jr.

“He told my mom I was going to be the starting quarterback for JV,” Mew said. “That was a week before we scrimmaged against Downey.”

Mew completed his first season with the Hawks on Nov. 12 in Ripon. The 6-foot-1 freshman threw for 220 yards and four touchdowns en route to leading Central Valley to a 46-13 win over Ripon Christian.

Mew guided the Hawks to a league championship and 7-2-1 record this year.

“I've had the time of my life playing with these guys,” Mew said. “Freakin' awesome.”

Mew had a lot of success because he was prepared. He studied the position before, during and after school. Mew reviewed plays and game film with Garcia during lunchtime.

“To come in and be able to do this is amazing,” Mew said. “It feels great. Coach Garcia was with me every step of the way. I couldn't have done it without him.”

Added Garcia: “He's like a sponge. You tell him something one time and he remembers it. He's a natural leader. He's just a great kid.”

Mew didn't perform like a first-year quarterback. He handled the pressure. He didn't make too many mistakes. He even manufactured several game-winning drives. “I've got to give credit to the offensive line,” Mew said. “They blocked for me the whole year.”

Mew and Central Valley will compete at the varsity level next year. The Hawks will play a difficult Valley Oak League schedule.

“It's going to be tough but we're just going to have to stick it out,” Mew said.

“We're going to be a good football team eventually. We have the talent. We have the heart. We have the coaching. We're going to go far.”

Central Valley also has a quarterback with unlimited potential. “He's got a bright future ahead of him,” Garcia said. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier