With seeding already determined for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-II playoffs, Ceres High School's varsity boys water polo team wrapped up the regular season with a 19-8 victory over visiting Livingston on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs (6-2) and Wolves (3-5) took second and third, respectively, in the Western Athletic Conference.
Los Banos (8-0) finished first.
"It's sort of bittersweet," Ceres High head coach Tracy Bull said. "We should have been celebrating clinching a share of the WAC championship. Los Banos took the title. I still believe we're a better team."
Zachary Jones poured in a game-high nine goals against Livingston.
Terry Brogdon had six goals.
Timothy Campbell added two goals.
Stefan Perry and Bobby Baranski both collected one goal.
Goalkeeper Sean Carr made 14 saves.
The Bulldogs competed at home for the first time since Oct. 7.
Ceres High challenged Los Banos, Central Catholic, Pacheco and Livingston on the road in recent weeks.
"It's always fun to play at home," said Bull, whose team has a near-perfect 7-1 record on campus the last two years.
Coach Bull had a special ceremony for seniors Brogdon, Perry and Ethan Campbell before Ceres High faced Livingston last week.
Terry totaled 104 goals in three years.
Ethan Campbell was Ceres High's hole-set defender.
"Terry's been a starter for three years," Bull said.
"Ethan's played almost every minute of every game the last two years. They're irreplaceable players."
Ceres High will compete against SCAC No. 1 seed Dixon in the Division-II postseason tournament this Saturday at Whitney High School.
"Obviously, it's an honor to make the playoffs for the third time in four years," Bull said.