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Valley Oak League Victory For Varsity Football
Finding some running room, varsity player Dom McDonald takes the ball and turns the corner against the Sierra defense in the Oct. 11 Homecoming game. Photo By Jeff Kettering

Sierra came to town on Friday night, Oct. 11 but the Timberwolves didn’t have nearly enough bite to take down the host Mustangs.

Varsity football action for the Homecoming festivities saw a determined Oakdale squad get a Valley Oak League victory, defeating Sierra by a 38-14 final.

Oakdale had a 14-7 lead after one quarter and the score remained that way at the half, neither team finding the end zone in the second quarter.

The host team gave themselves a little breathing room with a third quarter score to make it 21-7; then they cashed in on two more touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth while Sierra managed to reach the end zone just one more time.

That made it a 38-14 win, lifting the Mustangs to a 3-1 mark in league play, improving to 5-3 overall.

They head to Kimball for a Friday night match, Oct. 18.



The junior varsity came away with a 34-24 victory in Friday night’s first game at The Corral, edging out their Sierra counterparts and getting the Homecoming night started off on a positive note.

Sierra took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter but by halftime, the Colts had recovered and found their game, leading 21-17. Scoring in the second quarter came from Jake Kettering on 6 yard and 57 yard touchdown runs, with a 35 yard touchdown catch from Jack Kjeldgaard, the pass from Lukas Cox.

Neither team scored in the third quarter; Sierra put one touchdown on the board in the fourth and Oakdale countered with two; a 2 yard plunge from Jose Torres and a 3 yard run by Yahir Ayala to round out the effort.

Oakdale’s freshmen won by a 49-2 final verdict against Sierra on the road Thursday, Oct. 10.

“We snapped the ball out of the end zone to give up the safety,” said head coach Rod Long.

Scoring came from several different players, each time Brock Osmundson added the PAT.

Getting into the end zone for the frosh boys were Chris Thomas, 75 yard run; Carlos Baez, 28 yard run; Mickey Merzon on a 24 yard TD pass to Baez; Baez on a 20 yard run. Thomas added a second score, a 54 yard run, followed by a 5 yard run from Deagan Sweet and the scoring was capped on a 10 yard run by Alex Haire.

“The defense played great again. The team has improved to 8-0,” Long said. “Looking forward to our game against Kimball this week.” 

Junior varsity player Yahir Ayala, 28, keeps the ball safely tucked away in action against the Sierra Timberwolves. Photo By Jeff Kettering