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Mustang Colts Power Way To Road Victory
Oakdales Makai Harris intercepted the ball in the third quarter of the JV Colts road win. Shown is Harris returning the ball down the sideline. DENNIS D. CRUZ/THE LEADER


Oakdale’s junior varsity football team continues to tear through the Valley Oak League as Weston Ranch became the latest to fall prey to Oakdale. The Colts defeated the home Cougars 41-6 on Friday night.

Oakdale’s defense got the JV team off on the right path, as C.J. Toledo intercepted a pass and returned it to the Cougar 35-yard line on the Cougars opening possession. On second-and-two, Joshua Jacobson slashed his way through the Cougar defense and into the end zone for the 7-0 lead with 7:57 left in the first quarter. The ensuing kickoff was mishandled by the Cougars and was recovered by Oakdale. Speedy two-way player Corey Hinojosa doubled the lead on a five yard rushing touchdown with 2:45 left in the first quarter.

Penalties ended any kind of momentum the Cougars attempted to maintain. Weston Ranch had a 49-yard touchdown overturned due to a holding call. Two plays later Weston Ranch had another 49 yard touchdown called back on a pass interference call.

In the second quarter, Weston Ranch scored on a 63-yard rushing play but missed the point after attempt to make it a 14-6 contest with 5:34 left in the first half. Oakdale did not lose their composure, and less than one minute later, Jacobson scored for the second time as he ran his way 57 yards up the middle. Jacobson finished with 130 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just eight carries.

The Colts defense and special teams continued to punish the Cougars late in the first half as Jon Singleton powered his way through the Cougars offensive line and lit up the Cougars quarterback as he released the ball on third down, forcing Weston Ranch to punt. Cameron Cherry put Oakdale up 28-6 on his 19-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Marc Dickson with 42 seconds left in the first half.

Oakdale scored twice in the third quarter as Hinojosa crossed the goal line on a 21-yard rush down the right sideline with 7:30 left in the third quarter. Hinojosa rushed the ball six times and finished with 40 yards and two touchdowns. He was also sideline to sideline on the defensive side of the ball, capping off his night with five tackles.

Toledo scored the final touchdown of the night on a five-yard touchdown run up the middle to take a commanding 41-6 third quarter lead with 3:06 left in the quarter.

Hunter Ginger stalled the Cougars offense in the fourth quarter as the sophomore had two interceptions in the final minutes of the game.

Oakdale will host Manteca on Friday night, Oct. 30 kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. at The Corral.