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Twins lead Cougars past Bulldogs
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Members of the Ceres High varsity football team were seeing double--literally--during Friday night's 33-14 non-league loss to Weston Ranch in Stockton.

Terijean Saffold ran for 208 yards on 17 carries and scored once. Twin brother Torijean Saffold had three touchdowns.

"They're pretty good backs," said Ceres defensive coordinator Brett Johnson. "They're not the best we're going to see."

The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 overall. The Cougars improved to 2-0 overall.

"Our goal is to get better each week, so that when league arrives, we're at the top of our game," Johnson said.

Weston Ranch amassed 312 yards of total offense, including 301 rushing on 44 carries. Ceres missed 24 tackles.

"They ran leads at us the whole night," Johnson said. "We'd stop them. Then we'd give up a big play.

"The big play hurt us. We gave up five runs over 20 yards in the game. You can't do that."

Ceres' offense struggled. The Bulldogs totaled just 124 yards and committed three turnovers.

Junior quarterback Ross Tate completed 5 of 14 passes for 54 yards with two interceptions.

"Our kids played 100 percent from start to finish," Johnson said. "They never gave up or hung their heads."

Weston Ranch held a 33-0 lead heading into the final quarter.

Torijean had a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Torijean and Terijean scored on 4 and 3 yard runs, respectively.

Torijean returned a punt 54 yards for a score and Cortney Cooks added a 10-yard rushing TD in the third quarter.

The Bulldogs scored twice in the fourth quarter.

Daniel Munoz returned a fumble 80 yards for a score.

Marc Dias scored on a 3-yard run.

"The fourth quarter, we held them to 15 total yards," Johnson said. "If we would have done that the whole game, we would have been awesome."

Ceres will play host to the Pitman Pride on Friday. The game will get underway at 7:30 p.m. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier