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Seahawks JV, pee-wee teams cruise
The Ceres Seahawks romped to a 31-14 win over the Ceres Cowboys in the inaugural edition of the Ceres City Championship crosstown rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Bulldog Stadium.

"I knew they would play solid," Seahawks JV head coach Randy Flanagan said. "They didn't want to lose that game. That's bragging rights."

The Seahawks jumped out to an 18-0 lead in the first half as Max McCabe returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown, Quentin Hernandez scored on a 5-yard run and Anthony Harrison added a 6-yard rushing TD.

McCabe threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Devon Bolivar and Ken Cambell sprinted 70 yards for a score in the second half.

Hernandez led the Seahawks' rushing attack with 123 yards on 18 carries.

Cambell ran for 96 yards on five attempts.

"They didn't move the ball on us," Flanagan said. "Our defense was pretty tough."

The Seahawks finished 4-7 on the year. The Cowboys failed to win a game (0-10).

The two Ceres youth football teams will meet again next season.

The Seahawks would like to hold onto the perpetual championship trophy for another year.

"It's ours to keep and theirs to take," Flanagan said. "We don't plan on giving it up easy."

Pee-Wee Division

The Ceres Seahawks captured the Ceres City Youth Football Championship with a 52-21 pasting of the Ceres Cowboys on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Bulldog Stadium.

"The kids enjoyed it," Seahawks head coach Sonny Ogden said. "I knew we were going to handle them. We were ready to play."

The Seahawks amassed a 10-2 overall record and finished in second-place in the Cen-Cal League's American Football Conference. They were upset 20-19 by the Waterford Sabercats in the first round of the playoffs.

The Cowboys, Delta Youth Football League members, dropped nine of 11 games.

Seahawks quarterback Wyatt Ogden tallied four touchdowns against the Cowboys, including two on the ground (60, 40).

Jared Rice caught a 60-yard TD pass from Ogden, and scored on runs of 10, 30 and 60 yards.

Skye Scacutto had a 25-yard receiving touchdown.

Jamera Lumpkin rumbled 50 yards for a score.

"It was fun to have that inner-town rivalry," Sonny said. "I thought it was pretty cool."

Five of coach Ogden's players have experienced a lot of success together.

Led by Wyatt, Jared, Skye, Nico Alcala and Colby Garrett, the Seahawks' rookies team won all 11 of its games and the Cen-Cal AFC title in 2007. They've suited up for a pee-wee squad that's posted a combined record of 20-4 and participated twice in the playoffs the past two seasons.

"It's the same group I coached two years ago," Sonny said.