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Varsity Hawks battle Wolves
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Central Valley High School's varsity football team played its fourth straight game against an undefeated opponent last week on the road.

The Hawks kept pace with Sierra in the first half thanks to three big plays. The Timberwolves foiled Central Valley's upset bid by tallying 28 unanswered points- 21 in the third quarter-en route to a 49-20 victory Friday night at Daniel Teicheira Stadium.

"We played them tough," Hawk head coach Tim Garcia said. "It's unfortunate we couldn't pull it out."

All-everything Vince Lopez rushed for 153 yards and one touchdown, and returned an interception 38 yards for a score in defeat for Central Valley, which dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the Valley Oak League standings.

Jarrod Daniels had a career night at running back for Sierra, which moved to 6-0 on the year and 3-0 in conference play. He rushed for a program-best 291 yards. Daniels also tied Teicheira's school-record for touchdowns scored in a single game with five.

The Hawks trailed 28-20 at the break despite forcing five turnovers in the opening 24 minutes.

Lopez's defensive touchdown cut Sierra's lead to 21-20 late in the first half.

"It was pretty much downhill after that," Garcia said.

The Timberwolves turned a Hawk interception into a touchdown in the closing seconds of the second quarter. Sierra linebacker John Perez's 40-yard return set up Adrian Valencia's 10-yard scoring strike to Thomas Contreras-Holmes.

The Timberwolves locked up the victory when Daniels scored on runs of 75, 2 and 35 yards in the third quarter.

Central Valley failed to score after intermission.

Hawk junior Terrence Sadler picked off a pass and raced 60 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Lopez's scored on a 49-yard run in the first quarter.

For the third time in five weeks, the Hawks showed flashes of excellence. Central Valley challenged Hilmar and Sonora for three quarters.

The Hawks will try to secure their first league win of the season this Friday at Bulldog Stadium (7:15 p.m.). Central Valley's homecoming opponent is East Union (2-4, 0-3). Admission is $7 for adults.

Manteca Bulletin staff writer Vince Rembulat contributed to this report.