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Bulldogs hold off Lancers in football
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If Johnny Clark doesn't beat out Josh Edwards for the starting quarterback job at Ceres High this fall, he won't complain.

"I want that position more than anything," said Clark, who backed up 2008 graduate Zack Atchsion at the varsity level as a junior. "I get goose bumps just talking about it.

"I have faith in coach (Clinton Goblirsch). He'll put the best man out there. If it's not me, I'll be cheering for my team from the sidelines."

Clark and Edwards tossed four touchdowns apiece to lead Ceres High to an 48-30 victory over East Union in seven-on-seven passing action on Thursday at Bulldog Stadium.

Clark completed 17 of 24 passes.

Edwards finished 22-for-31.

Marcus Hilgen had a standout game against the Lancers. He caught seven passes, including three touchdowns.

Devaun McGregor had two of his five catches go for touchdowns.

Rajdeep Singh (nine catches), Hadon Lopez (seven) and Brandon Avila (three) all scored once.

"A quarterback is only good as the players around him," Clark said.

The Bulldogs evened the score at 6-all when Edwards and Avila hooked up for a TD. Josh completed five straight passes following an incompletion.

Ceres High took its first lead of the contest at 12-6 on Clark's 40-yard strike to McGregor and never trailed the rest of the way. Devaun made a diving catch in the end zone.

East Union's final possession ended with a turnover. Ricky Raya tallied an interception.

The Bulldogs capitalized in a hurry. Edwards completed three straight passes, hitting Hilgen for a score to make it an 18-point game.

The Lancers pulled within a touchdown three times during the course of the contest.

"I'm very pleased," Clark said. "On offense, we executed. On defense, we did fine. We're all doing our part. It's just not one individual."