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Sierra shut out by Ceres in first home game
Ceres-Sierra flag football
Sierra’s Priya Dhaliwal (10) steps in front of Ceres’ Alyssa Santillanes for an interception. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

Sierra hosted Ceres on Tuesday for the first-ever home flag football for the Timberwolves at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium and with the Bulldogs averaging more than 27 points a game Sierra held them to just two scores in a 12-0 victory for Ceres.

“We knew Ceres was a good team,” Timberwolves coach Chris Zalunardo said. “They have a good record and have done well in the past. They played good and they played hard.

“We couldn’t get it going on offense, so it ended how it did.”

The Timberwolves (0-4) racked up more than 200 yards, but offensive miscues at the wrong time kept them from finding the end zone.

Maitland Kohoutek led the offensive attack for Sierra, completing 10 of 23 passes for 102 yards. She also snagged an interception. Ashtyn Perez gained 69 yards on 10 carries and Taylor Zalunardo had 26 yards on four carries.

“We have been working really hard on our defense,” Kohoutek said. “Especially after our first loss where we had a big loss to Tokay.

“We just need to get our offense together to start getting some wins.” ,

Janessa Barnes and Deonna Wilson were Kohoutek’s favorite targets with Wilson making five receptions for 38 yards and Barnes three catches for 39 yards.

Kaleia Kozik had four pulls for the Timberwolves and Barnes made three. Priya Dhaliwal and Zalunardo each made an interception.

Maria Brvo pulled in touchdown passes for the Bulldogs (8-2) of 2 yards from Marissa Renteria late in the first half and 12 yards from Madeline Schultz late in the game.

Sierra travels to Tracy on Thursday to face Millennium at 5 p.m.