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FNR REPLAY: Central Valley continues playoff push with win over Hopewell

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Needing a strong finish to the season to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs, Central Valley responded Friday with a dominating win over rival Hopewell, LIVE on 22 the Point in a Week 7 C. Harper Auto Group Powered by IGS Energy Friday Night Rivals broadcast. The Central Valley Warriors received a firetruck escort into Sarge Alberts Stadium in Monaca and dominated from start to finish, beating Hopewell 52-7.

PITTSBURGH -- Needing a strong finish to the season to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs, Central Valley responded Friday with a dominating win over rival Hopewell, LIVE on 22 the Point in a Week 7 C. Harper Auto Group Powered by IGS Energy Friday Night Rivals broadcast.

The Central Valley Warriors received a firetruck escort into Sarge Alberts Stadium in Monaca and dominated from start to finish, beating Hopewell 52-7.

"Not a lot of people thought we'd still be standing at this point in our schedule," Central Valley Head Coach Mark Lyons said in the postgame trophy presentation.

"Our guys came out focused and ready to play."

Senior Anthony Mendicino - Central Valley's homecoming king - led the charge, catching two touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Ameer Dudley.

After starting the season 0-4, the Warriors improved to 3-5 and can now clinch a postseason berth with a victory next week against South Park. The loss drops Hopewell to 2-6 on the season.

This week's Friday Night Rivals broadcast on 22 the Point features Peters Township hosting Bethel Park, live at 7 p.m.

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Anthony Mendicino - Central Valley wide receiver

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Anthony Mendicino - Central Valley wide receiver

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Michael Barbuto - Central Valley safety

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