Oakdale High School’s freshman football team took the field on Thursday night, Aug. 26. The boys hosted Edison at The Corral and the young Oakdale team steamrolled the Vikings 50-0. Leading the way for Oakdale was running back Dallas Sulamo. He scored the team’s first three touchdowns and later added a fourth, all in the first half.
The Ponies got on the board first when Sulamo scored on a rushing touchdown from three yards out with 4:43 left in the first quarter. Following a Vikings turnover, Sulamo scored a second time in the first quarter on a 23-yard reception from quarterback Carson Lamb with 1:22 left in the first quarter. Oakdale led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter Oakdale scored 22 points more points to have a 36-0 halftime advantage. Sulamo showed his speed on a 66-yard rushing touchdown with 9:21 left in the half to give Oakdale a 20-0 lead. Oakdale’s rushing attack continued to give the Vikings problems as Troy Flemming scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown with 4:15 left in the half. Sulamo capped off his night with a six-yard rushing score to give Oakdale a commanding 36-0 lead. Sulamo finished with 104 yards rushing on seven carries.
With a running clock in the second half, Oakdale’s Malachi Modesto scored two touchdowns to seal the victory. Modesto scored on a four-yard rush and an eight-yard rush to finish off the Vikings.
“Our offensive line did a great job tonight creating space for our runners,” said Oakdale head coach Chris Lawrence. “They put in work this week preparing for a good Vikings team. We had a few things we need to work on this week for practice for Friday afternoon, but overall I thought we played well.”
This Friday afternoon, Sept. 3, the team is scheduled to host Spanish Springs of Nevada at 3 p.m.
Oakdale’s defense was led by Emilio Villegas, Joseph Delte, Nathaniel DeAnda and Jackson (Jaxx) Velasco. Special teams also played a big factor in the win, as Brock Boysen got the crowd on its feet when he returned a punt 62 yards in the second half.