Ceres High’s varsity football program had two players earn all-league honors during the Western Athletic Conference year-end coaches’ meeting this past month.
Andrew Alcala and Josh Ofisa were both selected to the WAC Second Team.
“They got what they deserved,” Bulldogs’ head coach Matt Chachere said.
Alcala, a senior, starred at strong safety on defense.
“I wish I had him for another year,” Chachere said. “It will be hard to fill his shoes, not only defensively, but offensively. He had a knack for making good plays and doing things the right way.”
A newcomer to varsity football, Ofisa started at left tackle on Ceres High’s offensive line.
“I had high expectations for him,” Chachere said. “He pretty much met those expectations. He really excelled at run blocking and pass protecting. He got better as the year went on. We’re looking forward to him coming back next season.”
Bulldog teammates Felipe Martinez and Argel Arroyo were honorable-mention picks.
Martinez, a senior running back, gained 405 yards and scored five touchdowns on the year.
He caught six passes for 101 yards and one TD.
Felipe also logged playing time at quarterback, linebacker and defensive back.
“His toughness and effort were unmatched by anybody else on the field,” Chachere said. “The other players on the team really looked up to him. He’s definitely going to be missed.”
Arroyo, a senior, started at defensive end.
“All of our coaches thought he’d make the WAC Second Team,” Chachere said. “If you saw the film, teams had a hard time running his direction. He was the strongest kid on our team.”
Ceres High placed fifth with a 1-6 record in the conference standings. The Bulldogs collected their lone victory against winless Beyer (0-7).