By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Modesto High spoils CV homecoming
Abraham Navarro and his Central Valley High School varsity football teammates jogged onto the field for pregame warm-ups before last week's homecoming game.

"I've been waiting all my life to play against Patterson," the sophomore quarterback said. "I know a lot of people from there. My parents, uncles and aunts went to that school. After the game, they asked me what happened."

The visiting Tigers scored four times in the opening half and cruised to a 33-13 victory over the Hawks Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.

Navarro tallied 178 yards and one touchdown on nine pass completions in defeat for Central Valley, which fell to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in Western Athletic Conference play.

Hawk receiver Greg Tripp had a breakout game. He caught eight passes for 148 yards.

Patterson (5-1, 1-0) bottled up Central Valley running back Tyree Jones, who managed just 37 yards on 11 carries.

Hawk receiver/safety Greg Mathews missed the game for an unspecified reason.

Central Valley trailed 27-0 at intermission.

The Hawks outscored the Tigers 13-6 in the second half.

Navarro threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Mark Santos in the third quarter.

Chris Moscozo returned a fumble 65 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.

"I'm real proud of our kids for not giving up," Central Valley head coach Tim Garcia said. "They kept fighting until the end. That's the best team we've seen all year. They were physical and fast."

"I knew it wasn't going to be an easy game," Navarro said. "I've been to a lot of their games. They pound you."

Abraham faced constant pressure the entire night. He hurt his left hand and ankle.

"I'm all beat up," Navarro said.

Central Valley will travel to Los Banos this Friday to face the Tigers (3-3, 1-0).

The Hawks haven't won a game since Week 3.

"We're not going to give up," Navarro said.