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Bulldogs compete at Downey High camp
Zach Naylor missed the final three games of the 2010 season with internal organ injuries.

Naylor and his Ceres High varsity football teammates attended Downey's summer football camp, July 11-14, in Modesto.

"I haven't been on the field in a while," said Naylor, who will contribute at running back, outside linebacker and strong safety this fall. "It felt good to hit somebody."

The Bulldogs spent a total of 14 hours at Downey High School.

"We got four days of extra practice," Ceres High head coach Bret Durossette said. "It gave us an opportunity to see what we can do as a team. I thought the kids did a great job. We're trying to get them ready for the upcoming season."

Ceres High scrimmaged against Enochs on July 12, Waterford and Modesto High on July 13, and Beyer on July 14. Each session lasted 30 minutes.

"We weren't keeping score," Naylor said. "We were just trying to get better. We learned a lot."

The Bulldogs have posted losing records in each of the last six seasons.

"We're going to give it our all to try to win games," Zach said. "I don't think there's anything more we want."

Naylor and fellow senior players Nick Welsh, A.J. Fontana, Michael Vasquez, Lucas Tevaseau, Adam Hall, Shannon Dinsdale and Jesse Hidahl helped lead the Bulldogs' frosh squad to a share of the Valley Oak League title (6-1) in 2008.

Ceres High's varsity team will be striving to end years of frustration this fall.

"We have some talented kids," Durossette said.