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Seniors dominate in powderpuff
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Ceres High held its annual powder puff flag football game at Bulldog Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Approximately 1,400 fans attended the event, which pitted girls from the senior and junior classes against each other.

All proceeds went to the leadership, softball and cheerleading programs.

"It's a great fundraiser," said Ceres High activities director Linda Cooper.

The senior class prevailed by a score of 28-8.

Emily Coutrakis, Alex Overbey, Brittnee Perioli and Melissa Breck each scored one touchdown for the senior squad, which featured 60 players and was coached by varsity football players Dingko Luangchai, Luis Malagon, Mario Navarro, Irving Reyes and Roland Salazar. Team captain Yessenia Medina had three interceptions.

Katherine Loera scored for the junior team, which featured 45 players and was coached by current Bulldogs Brent Avila, Ray Green, Jake Keidel, Ross Tate and Armando Valencia.

Ceres High football coaches Brett Johnson, Bret Silveira, Josh Leslie, Brandon Moring and Randy Lamberth officiated the 32-minute game.

The seniors outscored the juniors 22-0 in the first half.

Casia Evans helped set up the senior team's first score with a 20-yard run. Coutrakis finished the drive with a 5-yard scamper.

In the second quarter, Overbey returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown.

Pedrioli scored on a 5-yard run after the juniors turned the ball over on downs at their own 29-yard line.

The crowd cheered the loudest during intermission.

Senior Irving Reyes was named Fall Homecoming King.

Ross Tate, Rafael Torres and Joseph Salas were named junior, sophomore and freshman prince, respectively.

An all-male cheerleading squad provided sideline and halftime entertainment.

Josh Adams, Steve Davis, Nick Gardner, Benny Perez, Edward Rodriguez, Chad Bennett, Andrew Chipponeri, Jonathan Esparza, Paul Kang, Ramsey Magana, Jose Magana and Ray Perea wore wigs, makeup and exaggerated various body parts. They were coached by Robin Williams, Randi Ramsdell and Heather Kimura.

The second half was competitive as both teams scored once.

Breck put the seniors ahead 28-0 with a 38-yard run in the third quarter.

The juniors responded in the fourth quarter.

Loera scored on a 10-yard run with 4:00 left in regulation. - By DALE BUTLER /Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier