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Junior Varsity, Freshmen Open VOL With Grid Wins
Oakdale’s freshman team took care of business at home Thursday night. Shown is defensive lineman Logan Silva chasing down the East Union quarterback for a sack. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
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Quarterback Jackson Holt tossed two touchdown passes during the team’s road win on Friday. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
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Members of the junior varsity cheerleading squad entertained at halftime during the road game against East Union. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER
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Freshman Dion Suarez delivered a stiff arm to the Lancer defender Thursday night. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER

Oakdale High School’s freshman and junior varsity teams hit the field this week and both teams earned victories over East Union.

On Friday, the junior varsity team traveled to Manteca to face the Lancers. Oakdale scored a touchdown on their opening possession to take an early 7-0 lead and won the game by a final score of 28-7.

The Mustang Colts jumped out to the 7-0 lead on a 67-yard catch and run by speedy wide receiver Zach Aloisio from a pass from quarterback Jackson Holt. Kicker Caden Frazee connected on a 36-yard field goal with 9:55 remaining in the half to go up 10-0. Following a touchdown by East Union late in the second quarter, Holt found a wide open Aloisio from 34 yards out as time expired in the half. Oakdale took a 16-7 halftime advantage.

Running back Rylan Kerr scored the final points for Oakdale with a pair of second half touchdowns. Kerr scored his first touchdown from three yards out with 2:23 left in the third quarter and again from 78 yards out late in the fourth quarter. This Friday night, Sept. 21, the JV team will host Weston Ranch.



The league season began with a 30-15 home win for the Oakdale freshmen on Thursday evening, Sept. 13. Jose Torres helped lead the way as he scored three touchdowns in the win. Torres scored the first points of the contest on a one-yard rush to go up 7-0 with 3:01 left in the first quarter. East Union tied the game with 6:59 left in the half.

Picking up where he left off a week ago, Yahri Ayala scored on an eight-yard carry with 5:06 remaining in the half. Oakdale went into the half on a high note as kicker Kevin Camelin connected on a 30-yard field goal as time expired.

With a 17-7 advantage, Oakdale scored again on Torres’s second touchdown of the night on a 47-yard reception from Omar Baez with 8:34 left in the third to further the lead to 24-7. Torres cashed in again from 27 yards out for the team’s final points of the night with 34 seconds left in the third. Torres finished the night with nine carries for 80 yards along with two receptions for 53 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Rocky Richardson had an interception, while Logan Silva had a sack and Mason Gilton and Titan Ginger each had big hits and multiple tackles for Oakdale.

“It was a good way to start Valley Oak League,” said head coach Rod Long.

This week, the freshmen will travel to Modesto to take on Gregori in non-conference action on Thursday, Sept. 20.

OHS wide receiver Zach Aloisio made a remarkable catch down the sidelines for a touchdown against East Union. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER