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Oakdale’s Freshmen Blank Edison On Home Gridiron
OHS frosh football shut out Edison 50-0. Shown is some of that defensive effort as Oakdale’s Aiden Vargas (6) brings down the Edison runner. Photo By Dennis D. Cruz

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.