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Varsity Bulldogs drop WAC opener to Tigers
JV Hawks win homecoming game
All-purpose player Moses Ghiorso accounted for all five of the JV Hawks touchdowns. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's and Los Banos' varsity football teams have faced off four times since 2010.

The Tigers won this year's matchup, 52-0, Friday night at Loftin Stadium.

The Bulldogs lost the previous three meetings by a combined score of 133-14. Los Banos has shut out Ceres High three times.

Ceres High dropped to 1-4 on the year and 0-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Tigers improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in WAC play.

Ceres High sought to spoil Los Banos' homecoming last week.

Competing at less than full strength because of injuries and illness, the Bulldogs never posed a threat.

Ceres High fell behind 31-0 in the first half.

The Bulldogs trailed 38-0 at the end of the third quarter.

"We didn't execute anything," Ceres High head coach Bret Durossette said. "They did. We had no mojo. It was bad."

Ceres High mustered just eight first downs and 159 yards on offense.

Sick with the flu, Ceres High junior quarterback Brad Bussard completed 15 of 32 passes for 144 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

Bussard totaled 1,452 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions through the Bulldogs' first four games.

"He gave us his all," Durossette said. "He was courageous."

Dylan Canatsy led Ceres High in receiving with six catches for 69 yards.

Gabriel Solis totaled 47 yards on five receptions.

Los Banos limited Ceres High to 15 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Brent Bussard gained 12 yards on six attempts.

Tight end/defensive end Harman Chung, wide receiver/defensive back Juan Anderson and wide receiver/backup quarterback/defensive back Jimmy Bates were sidelined with injuries.

"I thought we'd have success," Durossette said. "We had none on offense, defense and special teams. We had no answers. They just dominated the entire game."

Ceres High will try to delight its homecoming fans this Friday. The Bulldogs host the Wolves of Livingston (1-4, 0-1). Kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

Central Valley 33, Pacheco 13
Moses Ghiorso is a special talent.

Ghiorso turned in a highlight-filled performance during the Central Valley junior-varsity football team's 33-13 homecoming win over Pacheco on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.

Moses rushed for a season-high 217 yards and four touchdowns while splitting time at quarterback and running back for the Hawks (4-1, 1-0).

He also had a 90-yard kickoff return TD.

Ghiorso racked up more than 375 all-purpose yards.

"He's carried us all year," CV head coach Derrick Goblirsch said.