JOSH EDWARDS, Ceres quarterback
Taking a winless team on the road to face The Bee's No. 2 large-school team didn't faze Josh Edwards. He was 21 for 34 for 330 yards and four TDs and within a two-point conversion of victory before Sonora escaped 35-34.
"It was one of the most exciting games I have been associated with in my 21-year coaching career," Ceres coach Brett Johnson said. "Josh did a great job keeping plays alive, moving in the pocket, constantly keeping his eyes downfield."
Edwards' 39-yard TD pass with three seconds left made it a one-point game, but he was sacked on the two-point attempt. Three receivers had at least 93 yards as Edwards spread the ball.
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"The key ingredient was confidence and focus," Johnson said. "On the final play, Justin Canatsy was able to get behind the soft zone that Sonora was playing and Josh threw a great ball."
-- RICHARD T. ESTRADA