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Varsity Bulldogs drop to 2-3 in conference
Ceres High School's varsity football team upset Livingston 37-20 on Oct. 14.

The Bulldogs expected to turn in a similar performance against heavily-favored Patterson this past week.

Ceres High never posed a threat in losing 40-6 to the Tigers in Western Athletic Conference play Friday night at Patterson Community Stadium.

"We just didn't have that same drive we had before," Bulldogs head coach Bret Durossette said. "Being off for a week hurt us. We didn't prepare well enough to win."

The third-place Bulldogs dropped to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.

Second-place Patterson improved to 7-2 and 4-1.

Ceres High had 206 yards of total offense.

Blake Hurst completed 14 of 24 passes for 142 yards with two interceptions.

James Rice tallied 89 yards on five receptions.

George Arroyo rushed for 30 yards and one touchdown.

Zach Naylor gained 27 yards.

Patterson's offense totaled 396 yards, including 215 rushing.

The Bulldogs trailed 40-0 heading into the final period.

"We played terribly," Durossette said. "We blew assignment after assignment. We couldn't stop them. They won every aspect of the game."

Arroyo raced 12 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to prevent the shutout.

Ceres High will close out the 2011 season at home against fifth-place Central Valley (3-6, 1-4) this Friday.

The Ceres Classic game will get underway at 7 p.m.

Ceres High has an all-time record of 1-4 versus the Hawks.

"Our kids are excited," Durossette said. "The better team will win. If we prepare like we did for Livingston, it's going to be a great night."