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Frosh Dawgs suffer 34-8 road loss
Ceres High struggles to keep pace with EU during the second half
Fernando Sosa accounted for Ceres Highs lone touchdown last week. He scored on a 60-yard run. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's freshman football team traveled to Manteca on Thursday to face East Union.

The Lancers dominated the second half in pulling away for a 34-8 win over the Bulldogs in non-conference play.

"They didn't show us anything we didn't expect to see," Ceres High coach Darrell Long said. "We were prepared. Our execution was poor. Nobody quit."

Ceres High battled East Union in the opening half.

Fernando Sosa's 60-yard touchdown jaunt and Roy Cabral's 2-point conversion run cut the deficit to 15-8 with 7:46 remaining in the second quarter.

The Lancers outscored the Bulldogs 19-0 the rest of the game.

Ceres High hurt itself by committing three turnovers.

East Union recovered two fumbles and intercepted one pass.

"We had a number of missed tackles that aided them in scoring," Long said.

The Bulldogs will play host to 1-1 Hughson Huskies this Thursday at 6 p.m.

"I haven't lost confidence in the ability of our players," Long said. "We'll be competitive. We'll do better."

Ceres High (0-1-1) opened the 2016 campaign with a 14-14 tie at Weston Ranch on Sept. 25. The Bulldogs erased a two-touchdown deficit.

"We're using preseason to get ready for league," Long said.