December 2, 2011
Del Oro leads Oakdale 7-0 at halftime of D-III section final

Del Oro leads Oakdale 7-0 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III football championship game tonight at Sacramento State.

In a quickly played first half, Del Oro scored when Nick O'Sullivan went untouched down the right sideline 25 yards with 3:49 to play in the second quarter. Alex Bertrando provided he key block. It capped an 11-play, 86-yard drive from an Oakdale punt.

Oakdale missed a 46-yard field goal just before halftime and also had a 34-yard touchdown pass called back early in the second quarter on a blocking-below-the-waist penalty. That killed the Mustangs' momentum, and they were forced to punt.

O'Sullivan rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries and Brandon Monroe had 55 yards on 10 carries in the first half.

Marcus Northcutt had some nice runs for Oakdale and finished with 72 yards on six carries. Spencer Thomas completed five of eight passes for 52 yards.

Del Oro had 142 total yards; Oakdale 123 yards.

The game is a rematch of last year's D-III final, won 21-0 by Del Oro.

Oakdale is the No. 1 seed and 13-0. Del Oro is the No. 2 seed and 12-1.

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