Ceres High's varsity boys wrestling program fell two victories shy of one its goals this past weekend in Stockton.
The first-seeded Bulldogs compiled a 1-1 record on their way to a top-four finish at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-IV Team Dual Championships on Saturday at Lincoln High School.
Inderkum won the title.
"When you get to this point of the season, everybody is good," head coach Steve Festa said. "Unfortunately, we didn't get the job done. We can still earn a blue banner. We'll have to wait another two weeks to have an opportunity."
Ceres High lost 41-36 to fourth-seeded/eventual runner-up Yuba City in the semifinals.
"It's a tough pill to swallow," Festa said "It hurts because I know we can beat that team. Unfortunately, it's a one-loss, elimination tournament. We have to accept the loss, keep going and learn from it. Our season is not over."
Shanald Lal won by first-round pin at 108 pounds.
Luis Camarillo won by first-round pin at 128 pounds.
Brian Becerra won by first-round pin at 138 pounds.
Jaden Cooper won by first-round pin at 147 pounds.
John Alba won by first-round pin at 154 pounds.
Conner Johnson won by second-round pin at 222 pounds.
Michael Vargas lost by decision at 122 pounds.
Aiden Moore lost by decision at 172 pounds.
Ethan Letras lost by technical fall at 162 pounds.
Frankie Mendez lost by second-round pin at 115 pounds.
Tyler Fleming lost by second-round pin at 134 pounds.
Andrew Gibson lost by first-round pin at 182 pounds.
Diego Diaz lost by first-round pin at 197 pounds.
Ceres High lost by forfeit at 285 pounds.
"Our guys wrestled their hearts out," Festa said.
Ceres High cruised to a 51-11 win over eighth-seeded Bear River in the opening round.
The Bulldogs won two matches by pin, one by technical fall and eight by forfeit. "I felt bad for Bear River," Festa said. "They had some injuries."
Camarillo won by first-round pin at 128 pounds.
Johnson won by first-round pin at 285 pounds.
Michael Vargas won by major decision (12-3) at 122 pounds.