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Mixed results for Hawks, Bulldogs at passing events
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Central Valley's and Ceres High's football programs participated in seven-on-seven passing tournaments this past weekend.

The Hawks extended their unbeaten streak to 18 games thanks to a 5-0 showing at the Modesto Junior College Jamboree last Saturday.

"The intensity was high again," head coach Tim Garcia said. "The kids executed. I'm just proud of them."

Central Valley topped Johansen 35-21 for the championship at the 11-team event.

The Hawks also defeated Grace Davis (28-12), Downey (35-20), Modesto High (48-18) and East Union (35-6).

Garcia praised a number of his players for outstanding play, including Trevor Mew, Rick Rogers, DeAngelo Williams, Vince Lopez, Nikco Miller and Alex Casas.

Mew, Central Valley's quarterback, connected on 93 of 112 pass attempts with 25 touchdowns.

Rogers caught 11 TD passes.

Williams (eight) and Vince Lopez (five) combined for 13 scores.

Miller added one TD.

On defense, Rogers, Lopez, Williams and Casas tallied one interception each.

The Hawks placed first in a field of 16 at the NorCal Classic on June 28 at Downey High School.

Central Valley will host Orestimba today and play at Downey on Thursday. Both touch contests begin at 5:30 p.m.

"We're trying to get as much work as we can before blackout (period when players are limited to weight training and conditioning)," Garcia said.

The Bulldogs lost twice at the Stockton Lighting tournament on Saturday.

"We had a good time," Ceres High head coach Brett Johnson said. "It was very competitive. There wasn't a time where we were out of any game."

The Bulldogs relished the opportunity to compete indoors on synthetic turf at Stockton Arena.

The playing area measures 50 yards long and 281/3 yards wide.

"The kids were excited to play on that field," Johnson said. "They adapted to it."

Ceres High opened the tournament with an 18-6 loss to Stagg, the eventual champion.

The Bulldogs fell 24-12 to Edison in consolation play. The Vikings overcame a 12-6 deficit.

"We were ahead for most of the game," Johnson said.

Martino Bertolotti, Devaun McGregor and Nick Sandoval accounted for Ceres High's touchdowns.

In the evening, Bulldog players and coaches watched the Stockton Lightning battle the Spokane Shock in arenafootball2 play.

"The kids had a blast," Johnson said. "We'll definitely go back if they do it again next year."

Ceres High and East Union will face off in a seven-on-seven passing tilt tomorrow at Bulldog Stadium. The game will start at 6 p.m.