For just over a month, The Corral at Oakdale High School has resembled something much closer to a construction site than a football field. Ground was broken on the new artificial turf project on June 1 when the Valley Precision Grading Inc. came out to Oakdale and started pulling up the field.
By the middle of June, under intense triple digit heat, the crew at Valley Precision rolled up their collective sleeves and were laying down the new turf. Just days later the crew was on to the next step – putting in the familiar “Heart Of A Champion” slogan along the home team sidelines. The finishing touches came when they laid down the gold ‘Oakdale’ lettering in each of the end zones in early July.
The field will be the home of not only Oakdale High School football and soccer, but will also be the home of Oakdale Stampede youth football and cheer this fall.
Stampede opens up on Saturday, Aug. 19 for their Round Robin event and the defending CIF State Champion varsity football Mustangs are scheduled to host El Capitan on Friday, Sept. 1.