Central Catholic had been waiting since December for another crack at Hilmar.
It was then that the Yellowjackets stunned the Raiders 17-6 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship game, handing Central its first loss in 100 games against a public school.
On Friday night, in which they celebrated the school's Homecoming, the Raiders got their revenge by handing the Yellowjackets their first loss of the season, 48-20
Dylan Swartz passed for two touchdowns as Central, The Bee's No. 1 small school, improved to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference and 6-1 overall.
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Hilmar, The Bee's No. 4 small school, dropped to 1-1 in the WAC, 6-1 overall.
A hard-hitting first quarter ended with the teams tied at 6.
Central Catholic opened the scoring when Swartz connected with C.J. Carson for a 5-yard touchdown completion that capped an 11-play drive on the Raiders' opening possession. It was Carson's seventh touchdown reception of the season.
The key play of the drive was a third-and-14 pass from Swartz to Jack Killian, who caught the ball at the line of scrimmage, shook off a tackler, reversed field and wound up turning a dead play into a 37-yard gain to the Hilmar 17.
A bad snap, however, sabotaged Central's point-after attempt and left the Raiders with six points instead of seven.
Hilmar countered when quarterback Quinton McCown ran 47 yards untouched into end zone on its first possession.
Just four plays earlier, the Yellowjackets missed a golden opportunity to put points on the board when Issac Diaz couldn't haul in a pass from McCown after slipping through the Central defense and with the nearest Raiders defender on the ground after having slipped.
But the Yellowjackets were also forced to settle for six points when kicker Daniel Mouro pushed his extra point try to the right.
Central pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Killian's 61-yard scoring run through the teeth of Hilmar's defense ignited the surge. Darien Edwards followed with a 19-yard scoring run on Central's next possession, then Swartz hooked up with Billy Flamion on a 38-yard scoring strike that bumped the lead to 27-6.
Hilmar briefly made it a game again in the third quarter when McCown hit Carlos Diaz with a pass at the Central 5-yard line and the running back spun off a would-be tackler and into the end zone to complete a 16-yard touchdown completion that cut the Raiders' lead to 27-13.
But Craig Jones killed Hilmar's momentum with a 20-yard touchdown scamper on the Raiders' next possession that gave the hosts a commanding 34-13 lead after Sebastian Hernandez's fourth straight PAT.