The mood in the Ceres High School varsity football team's locker room following Friday night's 42-20 homecoming blowout of Livingston was jovial.
"There's a lot of excitement," Bulldogs junior quarterback Brad Bussard said. "We all had a great time."
Ceres High improved to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Wolves dropped to 1-5 and 0-2.
The Bulldogs executed their game plan to perfection.
Ceres High racked up 452 yards, 13 first downs and six touchdowns on offense.
Bussard tallied 336 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 16 of 28 passes.
He rushed for 48 yards and one TD on five carries.
Harman Chung totaled 103 yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions.
Dylan Canatsy caught six passes for 104 yards and one TD.
Dominic Durossette hauled in two passes for 67 yards and one score.
Juan Anderson finished with 62 yards and one touchdown on two catches.
Brent Bussard rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries.
Brad Bussard threw TD passes to four different players.
"I was dialed in," said Brad, who's passed for 1,932 yards and 18 touchdowns during his first year under center. "Me and my receivers were on the same page."
The Bulldogs' defensive unit allowed a season-low seven points. Isaiah Hernandez and Gabriel Solis both intercepted one pass. Haydon England caused and recovered a fumble.
Livingston quarterback Cole Brown (0-for-8) failed to successfully complete any of his pass attempts.
The Wolves piled up 252 rushing yards on 48 attempts.
"Our defense played great," Brad Bussard said. "Coach Brett Johnson prepared them really well. Our offense executed. We followed our game plan and it worked out for us."
The two teams combined for 35 points in the first period.
Ahead 21-14, Ceres High outscored Livingston 21-6 the rest of the way.
"There was an energy our team had," Brad Bussard said. "We seemed more focused and determined to win."
Ceres High has already matched last season's win total.
The Bulldogs have four games remaining on their schedule.
Ceres High will travel to Patterson Community Stadium this Friday to face the Tigers at 7 p.m.
Patterson (5-0, 1-0) rallied for a 28-25 win over Central Valley last week.
Nick Marchy, head coach of the Tigers, graduated from Ceres High.
"They're more athletic than most teams," Brad Bussard said. "They have speed and it kills teams. Our offense will score points. We're just focused on winning."