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Pee-wee Seahawks advance to Cen-Cal Super Bowl
Ceres wins AFC title showdown with Turlock Vikings
Head coach Junior Schaefer gets drenched with water following the Ceres Seahawks pee-wee youth football teams 36-12 blowout of the Turlock Vikings on Saturday at Atwater High School. The Seahawks advanced to the Cen-Cal Super Bowl. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

The Ceres Seahawks pee-wee youth football team punched its ticket to the Cen-Cal League Super Bowl this past weekend.

Top-seeded Ceres defeated the No. 2 Turlock Vikings 36-12 in the AFC championship game on Saturday at Atwater High School.

"It's a big win," Seahawks head coach Junior Schaefer said. "The Vikings won back-to-back Super Bowls and were undefeated the last two years."

Ceres improved to 12-0 and will face the unbeaten Turlock 49ers (12-0) in the Super Bowl on Nov. 22 at Turlock High School.

"It's special for everyone involved," Schaefer said. "This is only the second team from the Seahawks organization to make it to a Super Bowl. It's a good accomplishment for the kids. We'll be ready. I'm hoping for the best. We've had a great year already. This is only a bonus."

Seahawk running back Isaiah Hidalgo racked up four touchdowns against the Vikings.

Ceres quarterback Andrew Brown scored once on the ground.

"This is Isaiah's first year with the Seahawks," Schaefer said. "He has that speed you can't coach. He's real elusive. He's a good kid."

The Seahawks outscored the Vikings 22-6 in the opening half.

"I'm not surprised," Schaefer said while talking about his team's dominant performance. "We've done that all year."

The Super Bowl will get underway at 3 p.m.

The 49ers topped the Los Banos Wildcats 14-0 in the NFC title game last week at Modesto Christian High School.

"We have the No. 1 offense in the league," Schaefer said. "They have the No. 1 defense. They've only allowed 31 points this year. It's going to be a good game. They're undefeated as well."