Although it was a bye week for the junior varsity and varsity squads, the Oakdale High School freshman football team took the field. On Thursday, Oct. 18 the team hosted Jesuit under the lights. In the non-conference game, Oakdale treated it like any other week. Behind their beefed up offensive line Oakdale rushed the ball to a 28-7 home victory.
After surrendering a touchdown on the opening drive, Oakdale’s defense tightened up and shut down the Jesuit offense the rest of the way. On the offensive side of the ball, Oakdale wore down Jesuit by rushing it down their throats as Jose Torres and Yahir Ayala each rushed for over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns each. On the first possession of the game, Ayala scored from 32 yards out and Torres found the end zone on the next drive from four yards out.
Oakdale went into halftime up 14-7 and following a scoreless third quarter, the freshmen put it away in the fourth quarter when Ayala scampered in from 13 yards out and Torres crossed the goal line for the second time from the four yard line.
“Our kids played hard against a very good Jesuit team,” said head coach Rodney Long.
This Thursday night, Oakdale travels to Modesto for their season finale against Central Catholic. Oakdale enters the game with a 9-0 record. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6 p.m.