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Bulldogs, Hawks co-hosting six-team scrimmage
Head coach Scott Edwards and Central Valley will spend part of this Saturday at Ceres High School. The Bulldogs and Hawks are co-hosting a six-team scrimmage. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

The members of Ceres High's and Central Valley's football programs are looking forward to showcasing their talent and ability this weekend at Bulldog Stadium.

Fans will be charged admission for the six-team, full-contact scrimmage.

"It's just a scrimmage," Bulldogs' head coach Bret Durossette said. "We want to see how our kids compare to other kids they're playing against. The top priority is to stay healthy."

Co-hosted by Ceres High and Central Valley, scrimmages will get underway at 9 a.m.

Modesto High, Enochs, Modesto Christian and West of Tracy will also participate.

"We're excited to go against different opponents," Bulldogs' junior quarterback Chris Lubinsky said. "It's going to be good for all six teams. It's great if you win. But it's more of a tune-up for the regular season."

The Bulldogs and Hawks will battle at 11 a.m.

"People are going to want to watch it," Central Valley head coach Scott Edwards said. "It's a live practice. It's not competition. There's no scoreboard. We're trying to figure out some of our starting spots and rotation."

"The kids are excited," Durossette said while talking about the crosstown scrimmage. "It means absolutely nothing. We'll face them later on in the season."

Ceres High (3-7, 2-4) and Central Valley (5-5, 2-4) tied for fourth place in the Western Athletic Conference in 2014.

The Bulldogs upset the Hawks 24-7 on the final day of the regular season.

The win eliminated Central Valley from playoff consideration.

The 2015 season will begin later this month.

Ceres High will face Modesto High on Aug. 28 at Johansen High School.

Central Valley will host Atwater on the same day at Bulldog Stadium.