Homecoming 2017 saw plenty of decorations, signs, fans in the stands and even the annual crowning of a Queen and Princess at halftime of the varsity football game on Friday night. However, on the field, it was business as usual for the varsity Oakdale Mustangs. The team had a 48-0 lead at halftime over Sierra and won the game 48-7 in the Valley Oak League showdown.
The Mustangs scored 27 points in the first quarter and steamrolled their way to their fourth league win of the season. Quarterback Marc Dickson connected on a 21-yard pass and run to Hunter Falconi for an early 7-0 advantage. On the next Mustangs possession Cameron Cherry broke through the Sierra front line and outran their secondary on a 34-yard rushing score to go up 14-0. Cherry finished with 183 yards rushing.
Oakdale continued to dominate over Sierra’s defense when Corey Hinojosa got in on the party and scored on a 36-yard rush giving Oakdale a 21-0 lead with 2:34 remaining in the first quarter. Dickson then displayed his arm strength and accuracy on a 52-yard pass, catch and run by Bronson Harmon to balloon the lead to 27-0 with 47 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
In the second quarter Oakdale continued to batter the Timberwolves’ confidence, as well as their defense when Cherry ripped off an 82-yard rushing touchdown just 12 seconds into the quarter. Oakdale scored two more touchdowns before the half, on a Josh Jacobson two-yard carry and a Justin Jericoff five-yard rush, extending the Mustangs lead to 48-0.
On the defensive side of the ball Zac Campbell and company stopped the Sierra running game, and CJ Toledo came away with an interception.
Sierra scored late in the third quarter to avoid the shutout.
Following the win Oakdale improved to 6-1, 4-0 and they will travel to Tracy this Friday night to face off against Kimball (1-6, 1-3). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Oakdale Colts came away with a big 33-14 home win over Sierra on Friday night. Oakdale bounced back from their loss to Manteca the week prior to tame the ‘Wolves inside The Corral. Oakdale set the pace with their running game, hard-nosed defense and an aerial assault that saw quarterback Dominic McDonald connect on a long pass to Trevor Smith. The victory got the large crowd on hand excited and set the tempo for the varsity team.
Another week, another big win for Coach Rod Long and his freshman football team. Oakdale made the trip to Manteca where they defeated the Sierra Timberwolves on Thursday night, 41-0. This Thursday night, Oakdale will welcome Sutter to The Corral in a non-conference battle. Sutter’s defense has only given up 40 points this season and the team is currently undefeated. The battle of these two unbeaten teams is scheduled for 6 p.m.