Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week: Transitioning the offense could produce another playoff run

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Black Hat Football has a Tip of the Hat to Varni Brothers Corp. and Noah’s Spring Water, key partners in our comprehensive coverage of high school football in The 209.Noah's Cans

Each week, Black Hat visits a high school to deliver a bounty of Noah’s refreshing spring water. We know high school teams receiving the five hefty cases of Noah’s Spring Water — packed in 24-ounce, resealable cans — appreciate the timely delivery, as well.


Central Valley High of Ceres was as explosive as any team in The 209 last season, with the electrifying tandem of Moses Ghiorso and Jamarea Lumpkin lighting up the scoreboard and leading the Hawks into the playoffs.

Central Valley’s off to another strong start, though it’s subdued success. The QB has yet to throw for more than 100 yards in a game, and the Hawks haven’t had a 100-yard rusher … yet imagesthey’re 2-1.

The ability to transition and still enjoy success, the latest being Friday’s 34-7 win over Davis-Modesto, also makes Central Valley the Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week. The Hawks throttled Atwater in the opener, before dropping a last-minute decision to Sierra-Manteca.

Black Hat Football will be delivering five cases of refreshing natural spring water to the Hawks. The water is in reresealable, reusable and recyclable cans, and it will help the Hawks stay hydrated Friday when they face 0-3 Enochs-Modesto at Ceres High.

Jonathan Barragan had a 53-yard TD run and returned 56 yards for another score, against Davis, while the Hawks ran for 231 yards on 41 carries, or 5.8 yards per carry.

Barragan and Gerardo Solorzano combined to rush for 190 yards, while lineman Erik Mejia took down three runners behind the line. The Hawks also forced three turnovers.

About the Author ()

Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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