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Spartans sack Bulldogs, 47-6
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The Ceres High varsity football team committed three turnovers, allowed eight sacks and generated just 138 yards of offense in losing 47-6 to first-place Grace Davis Friday night in Ceres.

“We came out and did the best we could,” said Ceres quarterback Ross Tate. “They're a good team. They hit hard. They flew to the ball.”

The Bulldogs fell to 1-8 overall, 0-4 in the Modesto Metro Conference. The Spartans improved to 6-2-1 overall, 4-0 in the league standings.

Tate completed 4 of 9 passes for 27 yards. He accounted for 44 of Ceres' 111 rushing yards. Tailback Dingko Luangchai ran for 39 yards on seven carries and one score. Fullback Byron Clark gained 17 yards on eight carries.

“Everybody tells me to go down but that's not my style,” Tate said. “I

always want those extra yards.”

Grace Davis racked up 380 yards of offense and committed zero turnovers.

The Spartans had 293 yards rushing. Jerry Davis ran for 165 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns.

Quarterback Jake Laudenslayer completed 4-of-6 passes for 87 yards with two scores. Ronnie Maciel and Kwami Badie both had a TD reception. Robert Squires scored on defense.

“I thought we did a great job in the first half,” said Ceres coach Bret Durossette. “We came out in the second half and made some mistakes. And they capitalized.”

Ceres trailed 19-6 at halftime.

Grace Davis scored on three of its four possessions.

Ford scored on an 8-yard run.

Ronnie Maciel and Kwami Badie caught TD passes of 38 and 30 yards, respectively, from Laudenslayer.

The Bulldogs had a 10-play, 70-yard scoring drive in the first quarter. Luangchai scored on an 11-yard run.

The Bulldogs' final possession of the first half ended with a turnover. Ceres marched 54 yards in 16 plays to the Davis 31. Badie intercepted Luangchai's option pass at the Spartans' 5.

Grace Davis outscored Ceres 28-0 after intermission.

The Spartans scored 28-unanswered points in the second half, including 14 off two turnovers.

Squires scored on a 5-yard fumble return.

Ford scored on runs of 15, 5 and 62 yards, respectively.

Ceres' final game will be played at Chuck Hughes Stadium in Modesto today at 7:30 p.m. The Downey Knights are playing host to Bulldogs. Both squads are winless in MMC play.

“We have a chance,” Tate said. “We have to go out and execute on offense and step up on defense. We're going to give it our all.” - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier