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Pacheco 68, Ceres High 7
Panthers limit Bulldogs to 141 yards of offense
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Ceres High School's varsity football team struggled to execute during its 68-7 loss at Pacheco Friday night.

"Pacheco should win league," Bulldogs head coach Bret Durossette said. "If they don't, I'd be surprised. Nobody has athletes like them. They have a lot of talent."

Last-place Ceres High dropped to 1-7 on the year and 0-4 in the Western Athletic Conference standing.

First-place Pacheco improved to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in the WAC.

The Bulldogs never posed a threat while trying to spoil the Panthers' homecoming.

"It was bad," Durossette said. "I don't think we could have done anything differently. They had an answer for everything. They were fast."

Ceres High had a season-low 141 yards of total offense versus Pacheco.

Bulldog quarterback Brad Bussard posted a passer rating of 48.3. He completed just 7 of 22 passes for 124 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Bussard was sacked three times for minus-17 yards.

Seth Gibson accounted for Ceres High's lone TD on a 3-yard catch.

Marcellus Boykins hauled in four passes for 86 yards.

Juan Anderson and Conner Johnson finished with 19 and 16 receiving yards, respectively.

Danny Arias gained 33 yards on four carries.

Pacheco held Johnni Smith-Willis to minus-4 yards on nine carries.

The Panthers rolled up 512 yards of total offense against the Bulldogs.

Pacheco racked up 448 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

Juwan Epperson rushed for 89 yards and a pair of scores on six attempts. He completed 3 of 4 passes for 64 yards and two TDs.

Carlos Garcia gained 107 yards on four carries.

Derek Browder ran for 92 yards and two scores on two carries.

Frank Ginda rushed for 60 yards and one score on three carries.

Lebe Velasquez ran for 55 yards and one TD on two carries.

Moffat Teneng rushed for 17 yards and one TD on three carries.

Deontae Smith hauled in a 50-yard TD pass and returned a punt 54 yards for a score.

Maurice Harden had a 10-yard TD catch.

Bulldog Nick Alcala registered four tackles and recovered one fumble.

Chris Flores collected two tackles and one sack.

Ramon Coral chipped in with one sack and one fumble recovery.

"That's the worst game we've played all year," Durossette said. "We couldn't do anything right. We didn't execute. We didn't prepare good enough."

Winless in WAC play, Ceres High and El Capitan (0-7, 0-3) will face off on Oct. 31 at Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

"We have a bye week," Durossette said. "We need to regroup and move forward. Our kids are committed to the program. We'll try to fix what we're doing wrong. We're going to get after it."