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Gibson doing a lot of everything for Dawgs in 2017
Senior Andrew Gibson is having a breakout season with Ceres Highs varsity football team this fall. Gibson has piled up 762 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns through the Bulldogs first four games. Hes rushed for 370 yards and six TDs. Hes hauled in 11 passes for 227 yards and four scores. - photo by Courier file photo

Senior Andrew Gibson has emerged as a player that opponents have to account for every snap.

Johansen had trouble slowing down the Bulldogs' dual-threat running back last week.

Gibson did damage on the ground and through the air as Ceres High's varsity football team rolled to a 41-13 victory over the visiting Vikings during Friday night's Homecoming game.

"You always want to do what you can to help the team out," Andrew said. "I do feel pressure."

Gibson racked up 247 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

Andrew rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

He averaged 9.5 yards per attempt.

"I give my blockers all of the credit," Gibson said. "They're big, physical guys that know what they're doing and like to get in peoples way."

Gibson also grabbed three passes for 63 yards and one score.

He averaged 21.0 yards per reception.

Andrew returned a punt 32 yards as well.

He had a 90-yard punt return touchdown called back because of a penalty.

"He runs the ball hard," Ceres High defensive coordinator Brett Johnson said. "He's elusive. He has incredible balance."

Gibson's play helped the Bulldogs build a commanding 28-0 lead in the opening half.

He had two rushing touchdowns.

He also made a spectacular 44-yard over-the-shoulder TD catch.

"It was a perfect pass (from quarterback Dalton Durossette)," Andrew said. "It was over the defender and right into my hands. Exactly where you want it to be."

Gibson piled up 762 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns through Ceres High's first four games.

He's rushed for 370 yards and six TDs on 47 carries Andrew's hauled in 11 passes for 227 yards and four scores.

Gibson has 110 yards on kickoff returns and 55 yards on punt returns.

Andrew amassed 576 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground in 10 games last fall.

He totaled 241 yards and two TDS on 30 catches.

Gibson has played a larger role in Ceres High's passing game this year.

"I'm a little surprised," Andrew said. "Last year, I didn't have the best hands."

Gibson attributes his improved performance to the extra work he's put in at and after practice.

"A lot of reps," he said.