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Seahawks host Cen-Cal scrimmage
The Ceres Seahawks Youth Football & Cheer Organization hosted a round-robin scrimmage in front of a large crowd on Saturday at Central Valley High School.

"I've never seen the parking lot that full," Seahawks President Javier Fregoso said. "The place was packed."

The Cen-Cal Jr. Football League event got underway at 9 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m.

The Seahawks battled the Turlock 49ers, Turlock Vikings and Livingston Wolves.

"All the teams did well," Fregoso said. "We got a good taste of competition."

Admission and concession sales totaled more than $10,000.

Spectators bought trip-tip, linguica, hot dogs, nachos, candy, seeds, chips, soda and water.

"By the end of the day, we ran out of everything," Fregoso said. "It was a big success for the organization. We got nothing but good reviews from teams around the league."

Ceres will open the 2011 Cen-Cal season against Buhach Colony this Saturday at Central Valley. The varsity, junior-varsity, pee-wee and rookies games will be played at 3 p.m., 1 p.m., 11 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively.

Raptors-49ers game suspended

The Ceres Raptors and Central Valley 49ers opened the 2011 National Youth Football League season on Saturday at the Riverbank Sports Complex.

The contest was suspended due to darkness.

"The 49ers didn't have a key for the lights," Raptors head coach Tom Vasquez said. "I find out Monday night if we win by forfeit or will play the rest of the game at a later date."

The game was stopped early in the fourth quarter.

The Raptors trailed 20-14 at the 9:20 mark.

Tyree Williams' 74-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to six late in the third quarter.

Williams had a 50-yard TD scamper midway through the second quarter.

The 49ers scored the game's first 13 points. "We're a much-better team," Vasquez said. "We were just sloppy."

The contest would have been completed earlier but several delays prevented that from happening.

Williams dislocated and cracked his wrist while playing defense in the fourth quarter.

A player from the 49ers broke his collarbone in the second quarter.

Both were rushed in separate ambulances to Memorial Hospital.