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Seahawks' Super Bowl hopes dashed
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The Ceres Seahawks pee-youth football team's run at perfection ended with a tough-to-stomach 7-0 loss to the Buhach Thunder in the Cen-Cal AFC championship game on Saturday at Oakdale High School.

"It hurts," Seahawks head coach Randy Scacutto said. "We fought so hard and wanted it so bad. We just didn't play our best game."

Second-seeded Buhach (9-2) punched its ticket to the Super Bowl, to be held this weekend in Atwater.

First-seeded Ceres (11-1) will face the Manteca Jaguars in the third-place consolation game.

The Ceres City championship, which pits the Seahawks against the Cowboys, will be staged at Bulldog Stadium on Nov. 26.

"We still have something to play for," Scacutto said. "We want to go out on a winning note."

The Seahawks shut out the Thunder 13-0 on Aug. 20.

Ceres had three drives end in the red zone during last week's rematch.

"It was a great defensive game," Scacutto said. "We couldn't generate much on offense. We couldn't come up with big plays when we needed them. It was just one of those days."

Buhach tallied the game's lone touchdown in the first quarter. The Thunder scored on an 8-yard run.

"It's tough to beat a good team twice," Scacutto said. "They were very physical. They remind me of my team."