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Bryson Donelson powers Central Valley Christian to a CIF state title over Los Gatos

It was the Bryson Donelson show at Pasadena City College.

The Fresno State commit had his fingerprints on Central Valley Christian’s 45-42 victory over Los Gatos in a CIF Division 2-A championship game on Saturday night.

It was CVC’s first state title in school history.

“Incredible year,” Cavaliers coach Mason Hughes said. “To be able to win not only a Valley championship with this group of seniors, but then to be able to win a state title against a really good football team. Los Gatos does everything the right way. Well coached, disciplined, kids play really hard and you can tell they love each other.

“It was an honor to compete with them. It also shows so much to the character of our players because we are all that too. Our kids played hard all year. They did the extra little things for each other. They love each other and they continued to improve all year. This is what a state champion prepares like. It is such a blessing to be able to share this experience with them.”

Donelson finished the game with four touchdowns — three rushing and one receiving.

Anxious moments, however, happened late in the fourth quarter when Los Gatos got a late touchdown to cut the lead by a touchdown.

The Cavaliers (15-1) recovered the onside kick and went into victory formation.

Donelson scored the first touchdown on a 9-yard run in the first quarter. He scored his second touchdown, this time a 62-yard reception from Brent Kroeze for a 16-0 lead.

Then, Donelson had an 80-yard touchdown run to give the Cavaliers a 31-14 lead with 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

Donelson finished his scoring on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Kroeze threw for three touchdowns.

Mission Oak falls short

Mission Oak played in its first state championship.

It didn’t go well in a 42-19 loss to Palma in the Division 4-A game at Pasadena City.

The Hawks (10-6) trail 21-0 at halftime, but responded in the third quarter, trailing 28-13.

Palma extended the lead 35-13 in the third quarter after a 5-yard run.

Mission Oak won the Central Section Division III title with a 34-14 victory over Kerman.

It was the Hawks’ first section title and the first for head coach Marty Martin.

Mission Oak finishes the season at 10-6.

This story will be updated