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Jr. Bulldogs to decide fate of season
President Joe Estrada
The Ceres Jr. Bulldogs might not play football this year. President Joe Estrada and other organization leaders and coaches will decide the fate of the season in the coming weeks. - photo by DALE BUTLER/ Courier file photo

Board members and coaches for the Ceres Jr. Bulldogs Football & Cheer Organization were supposed to meet at Smyrna Park Monday evening to determine the fate of the 2020 season.

The meeting had to be moved to another date due to the extreme heat advisory.

“Everybody keeps asking if we’re going to have a season,” President Joe Estrada said. “We take the coronavirus very seriously. We want to keep everybody safe. It’s hard to tell you what we’re going to do until we meet, take a vote and come to an agreement as an organization.”

If the Jr. Bulldogs play this season, coronavirus safety guidelines will be followed.

Ceres could also limit its roster sizes for all levels to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Social distancing,” Estrada said. “Everything will be sanitized. Safety is the No. 1 priority.”

The Jr. Bulldogs are members of Central Valley Youth Football & Cheer.

The CVYFC season was supposed to get underway this fall.

The start date for the nine-team league was moved to December due to public safety concerns related to COVID-19.

“The COVID numbers are crazy right now,” Estrada said. “The majority of teams (in CVYFC) still want to play. None of our parents have asked for refunds.”