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Varsity Stampede Claims Super Bowl Championship

For the second straight season, the Oakdale Stampede has hoisted the CenCal Youth Football League Super Bowl trophy. Oakdale defeated the Modesto Broncos 58-20 on Saturday night, Dec. 1 at Turlock High School.

Oakdale entered the playoffs with an 8-1 record. They finished second in the standings behind the Cougars of Merced, who went 9-0 during the regular season. The varsity Stampede squad was awarded the number two seed in the American Football Conference playoffs where they defeated the Turlock Bulldogs 30-28 in the first round. Oakdale then faced the unbeaten top seeded Cougars. In week four of the regular season, Oakdale lost to the Cougars 23-22. The Stampede avenged that loss by defeating the Cougars 44-20 to reach the Super Bowl.

The Broncos, meanwhile, entered the postseason as the number two seed in the National Football Conference and defeated the Wildcats 36-14 and then defeated the top seeded Pride 14-8.

Oakdale never trailed in the championship contest and continued to punish the Broncos for four quarters to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

During the regular season, Oakdale outscored their opponents, 391-110.

Oakdale’s junior varsity team finished third in the division with a record of 5-4 and missed the playoffs. Oakdale’s Pee Wee team went 5-4 and placed second in the division. The Pee Wee team reached the playoffs as the number two seed and defeated the Cougars 18-12 in the first round, but then were eliminated in the second round by the Turlock Bulldogs, 7-2.