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Ceres High drops WAC opener to LB
Tigers snap Bulldogs two-game win streak
Andrew Gibson ran for a team-high 45 yards during Ceres Highs 42-7 loss at Los Banos this past week. - photo by Courier file photo

Ceres High's varsity football team had its two-game winning streak snapped by host Los Banos this past week.

The Bulldogs scored first and mustered zero points during the final three quarters of Friday's 42-7 Western Athletic Conference season-opening loss to the Tigers at Loftin Stadium.

"Los Banos had a lot of talent on both sides of the ball," Ceres High senior quarterback Chris Lubinsky said. "They were able to keep us off our game."

Ceres HIgh dropped to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the WAC standings.

The Tigers improved to 4-2 and 1-0.

The Bulldogs have four games left on their schedule.

"We have to move on from what happened," Lubinsky said. "We want to finish the season off strong. I think we will."

Lubinsky managed to complete just 10 of 17 passes for 72 yards and one touchdown while struggling against the Tigers.

Chris was averaging 303.6 yards per game.

"There were chances for me to make plays that I didn't make," Lubinsky said. "They were pretty physical up front."

Bulldog receiver Marcellus Boykins totaled 83 yards and one TD on seven catches.

Boykins also hauled in a 40-yard pass from Wyatt Ogden.

Austin Crain caught two passes for 27 yards.

Conner Johnson was limited to 2 yards on one catch.

Andrew Gibson rushed for 45 yards on 11 carries.

Aiden Moore collected five tackles, registered one sack and forced one fumble on defense.

Ogden, Johnson, Adrian Knights and Zyier Harrison all chipped in with seven tackles apiece.

Ceres High grabbed a 7-0 lead when it scored on its opening possession.

Lubinsky threw a 4-yard TD pass to Boykins.

Crain converted the point-after kick.

"We were all excited," Lubinsky said. "But we couldn't sustain that momentum. That's something we needed to work on and get better at."

The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 42-0 the rest of the game.

"We could never get into a full rhythm as an offense," Lubinsky said. "We weren't finding success on the ground or through the air. Whenever we needed a play, we just weren't able to make it. The loss goes to the entire team. We all have to do better."

Ceres High will host Patterson (1-5, 0-1) this Friday at 7 p.m.

"You can't take Patterson lightly," Lubinsky said. "They're the defending WAC champs. They've been one of the best teams in the area for the last four to five years. They're well-coached."