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Bulldogs, Hawks team up at all-star game
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Recent Ceres High graduates Justin Canatsy and Brandon Jolley ended their prep football careers with a long-awaited victory.

Canatsy, Jolley and the North posted a 24-14 victory over the South in the 25th Annual Rotary All-Star Classic Friday, June 25 at Chowchilla High School's Henry Massaro Stadium.

"It just felt good to finally win," said Justin, who starred on Ceres High's 0-10 team last fall. "It was a relief. Our hard work paid off."

Canatsy and Jolley played wide receiver and linebacker, respectively.

Justin caught a 10-yard pass from Hilmar's Quinton McCown in the first quarter.

"It was a fun experience," Canatsy said. "I'll remember that for the rest of my life."

Canatsy had a team-leading 46 receptions, 574 yards and seven touchdowns during his final season with the Bulldogs. He contributed at running back and cornerback as well. He also completed an 88-yard pass.

Jolley racked up 77 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two pass deflections.

"We deserved to play in the (all-star) game," Justin said.

Canatsy was among the late additions to the North roster.

Justin earned a roster spot the first day of practice.

Brett Johnson, Ceres High's coach, provided encouragement from the stands during the all-star game.

"I can't thank him enough," Canatsy said. "He helped me get into the game. He's a great guy."

Central Valley's Vince Lopez (running back) and Alex Casas (linebacker) also suited up for the North team during the Rotary Classic.

Canatsy, Jolley and Casas plan to continue their football careers at Modesto Junior College.

Lopez will play for the University of Mary in North Dakota.

"We're all friends," Justin said.