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Varsity Football Shuts Out Host Weston Ranch Cougars
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An Oakdale varsity player works to pull down the Weston Ranch ball carrier in action Friday night on the road. The Mustangs took a 62-0 win, with both the offense and defense playing well. Photo By Jeff Kettering

Seven different players scored as Oakdale rolled to a 62-0 shutout on the road Friday, Oct. 22. Weston Ranch played host to the Mustangs and the Cougars could not stop the offense of the Oakdale squad, which was efficient throughout the contest.

“Played great defense,” added head coach Trent Merzon. “Second consecutive shutout.”

Oakdale improved to 3-2 in Valley Oak League play with the win, 6-2 overall.

They host Manteca in the regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in The Corral.



Oakdale’s JV team was able to play a game against Northgate of Walnut Creek this week, as Weston Ranch – the varsity opponent – did not have a junior varsity squad.

The JV Mustangs came away with a 48-7 win, leading 21-0 after the first quarter, 35-0 at the half. The teams traded touchdowns in the third and Oakdale put six more points on the board in the final frame to take the win.

Kayden Anderson paced the offensive effort, rolling up 161 yards rushing with two touchdowns, said head coach Matt Miranda. Five other players also found the end zone for the JV team.

Ryker Roberts had 97 yards rushing and a touchdown; Maddox Dias, 51 yards rushing, one touchdown; Tanner Thompson, 51 yards rushing, one touchdown; Aiden Saso, 30 yards rushing, one touchdown. Sonny Rodin pulled in a pass for a touchdown; Gabe McDonald was 2-for-3 in pass attempts with one touchdown throw.

Defensive standouts were Justin Bondaug with an interception and fumble recovery; Rafael Rios and Jacob Kendrick each with an interception.

The team gets to play their final game of the season this Friday, hosting Manteca.

“Looking forward to the players going out one last time as a JV squad and playing all out for four quarters,” Miranda said. “They have grown through the season as they prepare to make the jump to our varsity squad next year.”



Thursday night, the Oakdale freshmen played Weston Ranch at home and won by shutout, 48-0.

“Our offense looked good and many players contributed this week. We had multiple players touch the ball and that is always good when we are trying to develop young players,” said coach Chris Lawrence. “Our defense played well also. We were able to put pressure on their QB and that helped us out in coverage.”

Oakdale will play Manteca on the road Thursday, Oct. 28.

“It will be for the league title. Manteca is always tough so it should be a great challenge,” Lawrence said.