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Ceres High stages intra-squad scrimmage
38 grapplers participate
Aiden Moore edged Cameron Thatcher, 7-5, during Ceres Highs Red & White Scrimmage last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity wrestling program held its Red & White Scrimmage on Nov. 25 at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

The White team won as it pulled away for a 60-41 victory.

"I enjoyed the energy," head coach Steve Festa said. "But I expect more. We got work to do in regards to our discipline and fundamentals."

A total of 19 individual matches were staged.

"Everybody has an equal opportunity to be a varsity wrestler," Festa said. "There's no favoritism."

Festa reviewed Ceres High's team schedule with Bulldog parents prior to the intra-squad competition.

He also stressed the importance of being a student-athlete.

Tutoring is offered inside the school's library.

"I won't let them practice if they don't turn in assignments," Festa said. "Accountability is a big part of wrestling. Everybody is held to the same standard."

All of Ceres High's grapplers were subjected to mandatory body fat tests and weight certification leading up to the scrimmage. Approximately 42 of the Bulldogs' 45 wrestlers passed.

"We need to continue working hard," Festa said.