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Raiders Pull Away From Host Mustangs In Second Half
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The crowd at The Corral for Friday night football saw this scene played out multiple times; Joseph Delte escapes the Central Catholic defense and heads toward the end zone. Though Delte scored four touchdowns on the night, the Mustangs fell to Central in the Valley Oak League contest.

Photos by Jeff Kettering 

The annual clash between Oakdale (6-2 overall, 2-1 Valley Oak League) and Central Catholic (6-2, 3-0) took place this past Friday night, Oct. 13. When the final whistle blew, it was the visiting Raiders who were victorious, 64-39. Central Catholic outscored Oakdale 28-6 in the second half to secure the road win.

The Raiders struck first on a five-yard rushing touchdown by Joey Alcutt with 8:42 left in the first quarter. Less than 90 seconds later, Oakdale got on the board on a Joseph Delte 77-yard rushing touchdown, but the point after was no good, making it 7-6. The fireworks continued early as Alcutt returned the following kickoff 67 yards for the score with 7:08 remaining in the opening quarter making it 14-6 Central Catholic. The Raiders expanded their lead to 21-6 on a Tyler Wentworth quarterback keeper from six yards out with 3:03 left in the first quarter. With 1:14 left to play in the first quarter, Delte scored his second touchdown of the night on a 51-yard rush to make it 21-12.

The second quarter also provided plenty of scoring as the two teams combined for 36 points in the frame. Central Catholic wasted little time as they scored on 22-yard reception by Brooklyn Cheek from Wentworth less than two minutes into the quarter. Oakdale battled back as they scored on back-to-back drives. Dominic McDonald caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Chance with 9:12 left in the half, then the Mustangs scored again on a seven-yard rush from Delte with 5:21 left in the half to make it 29-26 Central Catholic. The Raiders scored one more time before half to give Central Catholic a 36-26 advantage. Not to be outdone, with seven seconds remaining in the half Oakdale closed the gap to 36-33 on a Chance two-yard rush.

The tide turned in the second half, however. Central Catholic shut out the Mustangs in the third quarter, 14-0. Cheek found the end zone for the second time on a 15-yard reception and Carter Meeks scored on a four-yard rush to put the Raiders up 50-33. The Raiders continued to separate themselves from Oakdale when Trace Hernandez scored on a 69-yard catch-and-run 17 seconds into the fourth quarter. Midway through the fourth quarter, Alcutt scored again on a 72-yard reception to make it 64-33. Oakdale scored the final points of the night on a 30-yard reception by Delte with 2:08 left to play. Delte finished the night with four total touchdowns. He had seven carries for 148 yards rushing and three touchdowns. In the air he had two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown.

On the defensive side the ball, Cameron Gutherie had a fumble recovery for the Mustangs. Selso Rodriguez had a few passes deflections as well.

This Friday night, Oct. 20, Oakdale travels to Tracy to face Kimball (3-5, 1-2). The Jaguars are coming off a 21-16 victory over Sierra. Oakdale will look to get back on the winning track in the contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.


JUNIOR VARSITY - The visiting Raiders shut out Oakdale 26-0. Central Catholic scored a touchdown in each quarter. Oakdale looks to regroup when they face Kimball Friday night in Tracy. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Working to cover the Central Catholic receiver, Oakdale’s Selso Rodriguez attempts to bat the pass away during Valley Oak Lague action in The Corral on Friday night, Oct. 13. Bad luck bit the Mustangs, as they lost to the visiting Raiders.
Mustangs Cameron Guthrie, Tyler Stroup and Thomas Vierra join forces to work on bringing down the Raider ball carrier as Oakdale and Central Catholic met in Valley Oak League action Friday night. The Raiders left The Corral with a big win in hand.