Lebron Stallworth and Ricky Stanley played on opposite teams during the Ceres High football program’s Red & White scrimmage this past weekend.
The intersquad scrimmage was held, 9-10 a.m., on Saturday at CUSD Stadium.
“When we found out the teams, we were ready to go against each other,” Stanley said. “It was something new. It felt good to be competing again.”
“It’s friendly competition,” Stallworth said.
Stallworth and the Red squad edged Stanley and the White squad by one score.
The Red team totaled six offensive touchdowns.
“We’re not worried about the score,” said Clinton Goblirsch, third-year head coach of the Bulldogs. “We look at the scrimmage as an opportunity for guys to get a lot of reps offensively and defensively. We’ll fine-tune the things we need to fix.”
Stallworth, a 6-foot-4 tight end, caught five TD passes from third-year Bulldog quarterback Landyn Hudson.
Hudson scored a rushing touchdown as well.
“We did really well on offense and defense,” Stallworth said.
Stanley, a 5-foot-11 receiver, hauled in three TD passes from backup QB Brayden Clark.
Third-year running back Tarrell Lee-Gill had rushing and receiving touchdowns.
“I feel we could have done a little better,” Stanley said.
“Guys made some good plays on both sides of the ball,” Goblirsch stated.
“We don’t have one clear No. 1 option (on offense),” Stallworth added. “We have more options.”
Bulldog players attended a team barbecue on Ceres High’s pool deck following the one-hour scrimmage.
Hot dogs were cooked on two charcoal grills.
Swimming was optional.
“I’m looking forward to my senior year,” Stallworth said. “We all know how good we can be. We got the talent. It’s state or bust.”
Ceres High earned its first playoff berth since 2004 last fall, ending a 16-year drought.
The Bulldogs went 5-6 and finished fifth in the Western Athletic Conference standings with a 3-4 mark.