Video/Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week: Ceres’ Bulldogs Got A Mean Bite To Go With That Bark

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Black Hat Football has a Tip of the Hat to Varni Brothers Corp. and Noah’s Spring Water, key partners in our comprehensive coverage of high school football in The 209.

Each week, Black Hat visits a high school to deliver a bounty of Noah’s refreshing spring water. We know high school teams receiving the five hefty cases of Noah’s Spring Water — packed in 24-ounce, resealable cans — appreciate the timely delivery, as well.

The timing couldn’t be any better, with this heat sweeping through the region. You can count on the Bulldogs do be hydrated going into this weekend’s game.

Ceres Bulldogs named Black Hat Football’s Noah’s Water Team of the Week for Week Zero 2017

CERES BULLOGS 

It was quite a 2017 debut for the Bulldogs, who piled up 48 points to upset Weston Ranch 48-42 in a Western Athletic Conference vs Valley Oak League matchup. It was a huge win for Ceres as well as its conference.

RB Andrew Gibson followed his offensive line for 208 yards and 3 TDs, and he caught a 34-yard TD pass. The senior averaged 13 yards every time he touched the ball and a TD every fourth time he had it.

“We were able to run the ball and pass when needed,” said coach Bret Durosette, whose Bulldogs visit East Union of Manteca (0-0) Friday night at 8 p. m. “We have two very good running backs, including Andrew Gibson, and we’re working our offense around him. We also have junior running back Felipe Martinez, who is talented and will run the ball. “

The Bulldogs are going with youth at quarterback, as sophomore quarterback Dalton Durosette started his varsity by completing 13 of 19 for 245 yards and 2 TDs – without an interception.

“We have a very good receiver (David Nichols), who will make a lot of things happen on the outside as well,” Bret Durosette said. “This will protect our quarterback a bit more, to let him get a feel for the varsity level. Our plan is to be more balanced on offense, where as in the past, we have been more of  a passing offense.”

The Bulldogs needed that offense in the opener, as they struggled to stop explosive Weston Ranch’s QB Amier Bowen (500-plus yards, 5 TDs). There were lots of tackles to go around, however, with Andrew Alcala and Shane Bell combined to get in on 25 of them.

In another bright spot, Isaac Santana intercepted a pass and returned it 27 yards.

 

 

 

 

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Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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