SHASTA LAKE - A close competitive game turned one-sided late in the first half here as the visiting River Valley Falcons defeated the Central Valley Falcons 48-17 in the season opener for both teams. Down 17-14, River Valley scored three touchdowns in the final three minutes or so of the second quarter, including an 80-yard run by T.J. Dove on the final play of the half, to take a 35-17 lead into the locker room. Dove finished the game with 283 yards rushing on 26 carries. He also had a 27-yard touchdown reception to give him over 300 yards total offense. Central Valley's two touchdowns both came in the first quarter. The first was on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Tim Naylor to Tony Penta. The second was on a 58-yard run up the middle by Connor Silveria. Jesus Gutierrez also kicked a 22-yard field goal for C.V. Camera operator and editor: Ron Harrington. Still photo above: Wendy Ryan.