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Bulldogs scrimmage
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The Ceres High 7-on-7 passing league team traveled to Hughson on Wednesday. The Huskies won the 80-play scrimmage, 36-24.

Ceres competed with 11 players, including Roland Salazar, Daniel Munoz, Dingko Luangchai, Jake Loveland, Ross Tate, Brent Avila, Jake Keidel, Zack Van Wagoner, Derek Watts, Zack Atchison and Aaron Salazar. Hughson had 16 players.

"It was pretty evenly matched," said Ceres coach Bret Durossette.

Tate, a junior quarterback, completed 12 of 32 passes with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Atchison, a sophomore quarterback, finished 2-for-6 with one touchdown and an interception. Luangchai, a junior all-purpose player, caught three touchdown passes. He also picked off one pass on defense. Roland Salazar, a senior receiver/defensive back, hauled in a touchdown pass and added an interception.

Each team ran 40 plays during the two-hour, non-contact scrimmage.

The Bulldogs produced one score during their first 15-play series. Tate completed three straight passes, including a TD strike to Luangchai. Tate's final eight passes fell incomplete. Atchison completed 1 of 5 passes with one interception.

Hughson also scored once during its opening 15-play series. The Huskies completed 8 of 14 passes. Luangchai had an interception.

Ceres and Hughson both scored twice during their second 15-play series. Tate completed 6 of 12 passes, including one touchdown to Salazar. He also threw two interceptions. Atchison threw a TD pass to Luangchai. The Huskies completed 9 of 16 passes. Salazar had an interception.

The Bulldogs and Huskies concluded the scrimmage with a 10-play series. Tate finished 3-for-9 with one touchdown. Luangchai made an athletic catch in the left corner of the end zone. The Huskies scored three times.

Durossette praised his team before exiting the Hughson High football stadium. "I've seen a whole lot of improvement." - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier