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Hardware Handed Out For OHS Football Honors
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Following the recent football awards ceremony, members of the OHS varsity football team gathered together to display the hardware that was presented to them. Back row from left, Landen Ichord, Nick Ruiz, Christian Johnson, Wyatt Hjelm and Tyler Flores. Front row from left, Frankie Trent, Dalton Stewart, Darus Nelson and Jonathan Carmelich. Not pictured, Brad Aquino and Mike Norris.

Families, friends and fans of Oakdale High School football gathered at the OHS gym on Monday night Jan. 19 to watch players from all three teams receive end of the season awards. Memories of the season where brought back to life including the freshman boys perfect season; the aches and injuries that lingered for the junior varsity boys; the varsity team’s Section title and playoff run; and even the story of when varsity player Mike Norris ran from Escalon to The Corral for a practice in August because his transportation fell through. The ceremony wrapped up another successful year on the gridiron for the Mustangs. Following are the awards as presented.


Varsity Honors

Mike Donnelly Scout Team - Brad Aquino (Junior)

Most Inspirational - Tyler Flores (Senior)

Larry Bird (Most Dedicated) - Nick Ruiz (Sr)

Bob Heberer (Most Improved) - Mike Norris (Sr)

Miko Arpoika Outstanding Back - Darus Nelson (Jr)

Jim Gilbert Team Captain - Landen Ichord (Sr)

Outstanding Defense - Christian Johnson (Sr) and Wyatt Hjelm (Sr)

Mike Hogwood (Best Lineman) - Jonathan Carmelich (Sr)

Jim Cook Character Award - Dalton Stewart (Sr)

Most Valuable Player - Frankie Trent (Sr)


Junior Varsity

Offensive Lineman - Zach Tamburrino

Offensive Player - Clay Hardon

Co-Defensive Player - Kolton Scalise and Luke Ybarra

Most Valuable Player - Zac Thomas



Team Captain - Josh Jacobson

Best Back - Jake Ryan

Best Defense - Zach Campbell

Coaches Award - Thomas Wood

Best Lineman - Levi Ichord

Most Improved - Kyle Seese