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Mustangs Trample Hawks In Road Game

Oakdale High football coach Trent Merzon paced the sideline anxiously before the start of the second half on Friday, Oct. 2, ultimately stepping up to a ball boy to offer a bold prediction as the Mustangs and Central Valley spaced out to prepare for the ensuing kickoff."Don't get so excited you drop the ball, but I think we might take this one to the house," Merzon said.He was wrong - but he wasn't that far off.Oakdale's kickoff return to the 41-yard line set up Devin Brook's 59-yard jaunt up the right sideline on the ...

August 13, 2010 | Ike Dodson | Mustang Football

Oakdale Football Makes Statement With Win Over Novato

When Oakdale High football head coach Trent Merzon mapped out his non-league schedule during the early portion of the summer months, he knew that the Novato Hornets would be a true test for his Mustang football squad.After Oakdale's convincing 34-22 victory over the Hornets, it is safe to say that Oakdale is going to be a force to be reckoned with throughout the 2009 campaign.Oakdale shrugged off a fluke pre-game injury to their two-year starting quarterback Tanner Combs and then shrugged off a quick strike Novato touchdown and 2-point PAT conversion just five minutes into the ball ...

August 13, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Mustang Football

Mustangs Trample Turlock In Season Opener, 56-6

It was hard to not start thinking about the Oakdale Mustangs' huge upcoming non-league contest against Novato High as the Mustangs jogged off the Corral turf after crafting an unimaginable 42-0 halftime lead against the Turlock Bulldogs.The Mustangs kept their focus and continued to pound the Bulldogs in second half action on Friday night, finishing off Turlock 56-6 in arguably the worst beat down in the two programs' storied history.Turlock posed no problem for the Mustangs, finding themselves overmatched moments into the game's second period. Tim House got things under way with a 19-yard touchdown jaunt, disposing ...

August 13, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Mustang Football

Oakdale Solid In Central Catholic Scrimmage

The days of Tokay showing up to the Corral for the Oakdale Mustangs' final preseason tune up are a distant memory and now it's the Central Catholic Raiders who brought their army up for final action leading up to the important non-league schedule.Oakdale and Central Catholic banged helmets for a little over an hour in the Mustangs' annual preseason scrimmage and the Mustangs were able to do themselves proud with an impressive showing against one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's consistent playoff forces.The Mustangs had a valiant effort on the defensive side of the ball, flying to ...

August 13, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Mustang Football

Mustangs Debut In Red-Gold Gridiron Scrimmage

There were no referees, no huge crowd of cheering fans watching, yet when the Oakdale High varsity football team suited up for its annual Red-Gold scrimmage it was obvious football season had arrived.The Mustangs' offensive and defensive units battled for a small crowd of Oakdale faithful in what is the team's season opener for full contact football.The defense held the upper hand during the squads' first action of the season, taking advantage of the early season jump that defensive units seem to always hold over the offense in the first few weeks of the season.The two ...

August 13, 2010 | Jagada Chambers | Mustang Football

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