Tu­lare, CVC each cap­ture sec­tion ti­tles

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Make that back-to-back Cen­tral Sec­tion cham­pi­onships for Tu­lare Union High.

As well as an­other 13-0 mark.

In a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the score might in­di­cate, the top-seeded Tribe dis­posed of No. 3 Righetti en route a 45-30 vic­tory Fri­day for the Divi­sion II ti­tle.

Tribe se­nior Nathan Lamb, con­sid­ered the best quar­ter­back in Tu­lare Union his­tory and with six col­lege foot­ball of­fers, threw four of his six touch­downs dur­ing the sec­ond half to cap his play against Cen­tral Sec­tion com­pe­ti­tion.

Tu­lare, which won its sixth foot­ball cham­pi­onship in school his­tory, led by as many as 24 points and main­tained a twopos­ses­sion lead on Righetti (10-3) from the sec­ond quar­ter on.

Lamb and the Tribe will try to com­plete a per­fect sea­son when they con­tinue in the re­gional play­offs.

Last year, Tu­lare Union, led then by star run­ning back Kazmeir Allen, lost 76-43 to Serra San Ma­teo in the CIF State Divi­sion 2-AA Re­gional Fi­nals. be no over­time or lategame hero­ics.

This time, Cen­tral Val­ley Chris­tian made sure the game was put away early and the out­come never in doubt.

In a re­match of last year’s Divi­sion IV ti­tle game, CVC avenged its cham­pi­onship loss to Golden West by pun­ish­ing the Trail­blaz­ers the whole night in a 49-14 vic­tory Fri­day.

The sec­ond-seeded Cava­liers jumped out to a 21-point lead and never let up in the sec­ond half, in­clud­ing three touch­downs in the fourth quar­ter, to de­throne the fourth-seeded Blaz­ers.

CVC (11-2) cap­tured its first ti­tle since 2005 and the fifth over­all in pro­gram his­tory.

Golden West (7-6) was com­ing off its first Val­ley cham­pi­onship when they beat CVC 27-21 in over­time of last year’s fi­nal.

CVC quar­ter­back Eric Dragt scored in an ar­ray of ways while ac­count­ing for six touch­downs — catch­ing a score, run­ning in one, and throw­ing four TDs. He fin­ished with 230 pass­ing yards.

The Cava­liers now have won six straight games head­ing into the re­gion­als.

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