LOS BANOS -- Pacheco High put two runners over the century mark in a 41-20 win over Ceres in Friday's Western Athletic Conference opener.
Paul Parks carried 20 times for 130 yards and three touchdowns, and sophomore Kalama Kamoku added 132 carries and two scores on 12 carries.
"We knew we had to try to stop the run. We haven't stopped the run all year," Ceres coach Bret Durossette said. "And my hat goes off to coach (Pacheco's David Snapp) because they didn't throw the ball very much. Three times. They just had to hand the ball off."
Ceres had its chances Pacheco stopped Ceres on a fourth-and-goal fullback dive up the middle just inches from the goal line a few second before halftime. A score (and 2-point conversion) would have tied the game.
Ceres opened the second half by recovering a surprise onside kick (Luis Arroyo grabbed the bounce off an unsuspecting Pacheco player), but the Bulldogs went three and out. Kamoku put Pacheco up by two touchdowns six plays later, and Pacheco was off and running.
Ceres quarterback Blake Hurst sat the second half of the game with a shoulder injury as Devon Ruger took over. Hurst finished 6 of 9 for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns.