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JV Bulldogs win
Ceres High School's junior-varsity football team escaped with a 27-18 victory against visiting Beyer last Thursday.

The Bulldogs finished the preseason with an impressive 4-1 record.

"It's a tribute to the kids," head coach Clinton Goblirsch said. "They work hard. They want to be successful."

Offensive linemen Tim West, Lucas Silva, Alex Lomeli, Eric Bejaran and Armando Morales have all played a major part in Ceres High's success.

West, Silva, Lomeli, Bejaran and Morales paved the way as the Bulldogs' rushing attack totaled 257 yards on 36 carries against Beyer.

Freshman tailback Raul Godinez had 170 yards and one touchdown on 24 attempts.

Joey Longtin ran for 54 yards and one score on six carries.

Caden Johnson had two touchdowns, including one passing and one receiving.

Godinez was promoted from JV during the bye week.

"We had some injuries so we decided to move him up," Goblirsch said. "He's got a big heart."

Ceres High's Tuli Tupua tallied one sack and one interception against the Patriots.

Godinez had four tackles and one pick.

Blake Hurst, Devon Ruger and Isaiah Gonder finished with seven tackles apiece.

Ceres High battled back from a 12-7 deficit.

The Bulldogs outscored the Patriots 13-0 in the third quarter.

Godinez had a 5-yard rushing touchdown.

Hurst tossed a 30-yard TD pass to Johnson.

Beyer cut the deficit to 20-18 in the fourth quarter.

Ceres High responded with a game-sealing drive, capped by Longtin's 5-yard run.

"We put it in the hands of our offensive line and they got us into the end zone," Goblirsch said. "They were moving people and opening up holes. That's been our strength."

Johnson threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Luis Arroyo in the first quarter. Caden filled in for Hurst, who missed practice earlier in the week because he was sick.

Frosh Dawgs lose

Ceres High School's freshman football team lost 23-12 to Beyer in non-conference play on Thursday at Bulldog Stadium.

"I don't know what happened today," head coach Tony Hillyer said. "We're better than that. Maybe we need to practice harder."

The Bulldogs (2-3) lost two key players to injuries in the second half against the Patriots (2-4).

Running back Jr. Garcia injured his left knee in the third quarter.

Quarterback Angel Garcia exited the game with a neck injury in the fourth quarter.

Jr. rushed for 81 yards and one touchdown on six carries.

Angel totaled 67 yards (39 rushing and 28 passing).

"If me and my brother didn't get hurt, we still would have had a chance," Jr. Garcia said.

Ceres High and Beyer combined to score 32 points in the first quarter.

Jr. Garcia and Gabriel Solis had TD runs of 49 and 39 yards, respectively.

Juan Martinez accounted for all three of the Patriots' touchdowns.

The Bulldogs had turnovers on four of their last six possessions. Ceres High punted once and had a drive stall at the Patriots' 34-yard line.