Jordan rules; Oakmont scores first victory
DAVIS – What a way to wrap up the nonleague schedule. Oakmont High School’s football team hopped on the bus and parked on top of Davis in a 26-9 hit-and-run victory Friday night.
Adrian Williams led the Vikings (1-4) with two touchdowns – one in each half. Nothing was settled at halftime as Smith’s touchdown put his team up 13-7. Despite 190 yards receiving and 118 rushing, Davis (1-4) couldn’t keep up with Oakmont.
The Vikings gave up a safety on a blocked punt in the third quarter, and that was the end of Davis’ scoring.
Williams’ first touchdown belonged to a 26-yard delivery from quarterback Ryan Shields. The two met again for a larger portion of a later supper in the fourth quarter, a 46-yard completion for six points.
But the grind-out story of the game was Jordan Harris. Following a first half in which he had seven carries for 102 yards, Harris encored with 10 carries for 100 yards in the second half. He met the end zone on a 39-yard run to give his team the lead in the second quarter.
“Honestly, we came out flat and it was pretty evident. We had to fight our way, and the defense did that for us early on,” Vikings coach Tim Moore said.
It didn’t take long for Moore’s team to get the hint that it was going to take some serious bashing to beat Davis. Harris contributed 202 of his team’s 257 yards rushing.
It was a roller coaster of a game, as the Vikings fumbled three times in the first quarter, had a couple of pass interference calls and numerous other penalties.
Offense came for the Vikings, but they also needed the defense of Justin Caliste. With three interceptions and several returns for all-purpose yards, Caliste was hot. He snatched and grabbed all three picks in the second half – two in the final quarter.
“We found our identity on defense,” Moore said. “We have our work in front of us (Saturday) and preparing all week, but we’ve been working on our defense and it’s finally all coming together.”
Oakmont plays Casa Roble (3-2) in its Capital Valley Conference debut next Friday.
Oakmont 26, Davis 9
Oakmont 0 13 0 13 – 26
Davis 7 0 2 0 – 9
Davis – Mackewicz 11 pass from Reagan (kick good)
Oak – Williams 26 pass from Shields (kick failed)
Oakmont – Harris 39 run (Booth kick)
Davis – Safety on blocked punt
Oak – Caliste 6 run (kick failed)
Oak – Williams 46 pass from Shields (Booth kick)
RUSHING – Oakmont, Williams 17-202, Parker 4-52, Caliste 2-13, Gavigan 4-minus 10. Davis, Reagan 8-54, Romero 12-32, Denkers 7-21, Arnold-Gordon 2-11.
PASSING – Oakmont, Shields 4-10-0, 86. Davis, Reagan 16-38-3, 171.
RECEIVING – Oakmont, Williams 2-72, Caliste 1-11, Garrison 1-3. Davis, Mackewicz 5-78, Arnold-Gordon 1-43, Smith 2-28, Nelson 2-18, Eddin 4-20.