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Trailing by 14 points at the start of the second half, Chavez’s football found a lot of collective character in their South Sequoia League opener on Thursday night.

The Titans had just scored an apparent touchdown on a fumble from Shafter that would have tied the game, but officials called off the play before the turnover. Moments later, the Generals added salt to the injury, scoring on a long pass to extend their lead to 21-7.

But the Titans did not lower their heads.

Chavez capitalized on turnovers from two other generals and found a rhythm on offense, scoring four second-half touchdowns to hold on to a dramatic 35-34 victory when Shafter faltered on a two-point conversion to try to gain in regulation time.

Jack C. Nugent