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JV Seahawks roll
Seahawks earn crosstown bragging rights with 48-16 win against the Cowboys
Orlando Leon (8) had five touchdown passes, including one to Andrew Alcala (pictured right) during the Ceres Seahawks junior-varsity youth football teams 48-16 blowout of the Ceres Cowboys on Saturday at Central Valley High School. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

The Ceres Seahawks junior-varsity youth football team fell behind early during last week's crosstown showdown with the Ceres Cowboys.

The Seahawks scored seven straight touchdowns while pulling away for a 48-16 victory over the Cowboys on Saturday at Central Valley High School.

"We kept grinding," Seahawks head coach Randy Flanagan said. "Our team always bounces back. They always play hard."

The Seahawks posted a 6-6 record this year.

The Cowboys went 1-10.

"Our last four games, we've been playing well," Flanagan said. "The kids started to click. Once we got Orlando Leon back, it all changed. It's too bad we didn't have him the whole year."

Leon passed for more than 200 yards and totaled a career-high five touchdowns for the Seahawks. Orlando, a former Cowboy, missed part of the season with a broken nose.

"He did a great job," Flanagan said.

Bryce Gouker, Darin Andrews, Andrew Alcala, Dawaiian McNeely and David Velasquez also contributed.

Gouker and Andrews both had two TD catches.

Alcala hauled in one touchdown pass.

McNeely and Velasquez chipped in with one rushing TD apiece.

Xavier Vera and Josia Orozco both scored one touchdown on the ground for the Cowboys.

Vera's 75-yard TD scamper and Jose Soriano's 2-point kick gave the Cowboys an 8-0 lead at the beginning of the first quarter.

The Seahawks turned the game into a blowout by tallying 48 consecutive points.

Leon tossed TD passes of 35 and 25 yards to Andrews and Gouker in the opening period.

Gouker and Alcala had touchdown catches of 60 and 30 yards in the second quarter.

McNeely scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter.

Leon and Andrews hooked up for a 55-yard scoring play, and Velasquez raced 45 yards for a TD in the fourth quarter.

Orozco scored on a 50-yard QB keeper in the final period.

"It was a pretty decent battle even though the score doesn't show it," Cowboys head coach John Thompson said. "It was a hard-fought game."