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Pee-wee Seahawks take third
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The Ceres Seahawks pee-wee youth football team suffered a devastating 7-0 loss to the Buhach Thunder in the Cen-Cal AFC title game on Oct. 12.

Ceres rebounded with a 14-0 win over the Manteca Jaguars in the Clyde Bowl on Sunday at Atwater High School.

"We redeemed ourselves today," Seahawks head coach Randy Scacutto said. "I was a little worried because I didn't know how the kids would react after a letdown in the previous game. They showed the heart of a champion."

Ceres improved to 11-1 on the year.

Manteca compiled a 10-3 record.

The Modesto Broncos defeated the Buhach Thunder 13-7 for the Super Bowl this past weekend.

The Seahawks shut out Modesto and Buhach during the regular season.

"We are the only team to beat both of them," Scacutto said. "That's pretty impressive."

Caleb Aungst scampered 79 yards for a touchdown and Angel Porras booted the 2-point kick as Ceres outscored Manteca 8-0 in the opening half.

Ceres linebacker Jordan Rice returned an interception 32 yards for a score late in the third quarter.

"We pretty much controlled the game," Scacutto said. "Our defense played great."

Ceres limited Manteca to three first downs and less than 100 yards of offense.

The Ceres Raptors helped the Seahawks prepare for the third-place game. The two teams scrimmaged last Thursday.

"We had a good week of practice," Scacutto said. "We gained some confidence."

The Seahawks and Ceres Cowboys (6-4) will battle for the Ceres City Championship this Saturday at Ceres High School. The Cowboys participated in the DYFL playoffs.

"I'm sure it's going to be fun for all of the kids," Scacutto said. "We're looking forward to the game. It should be a good contest.