For the second time this season, an Oakdale High player has been named Front Row Preps' large school Athlete of the Week.
Mustangs running back Max Moore joins opening-week recipient Carson Frazee following his performance in a 28-20 win over Chaparral of Parker, Colo.
Moore carried the ball 23 times for 141 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns -- one on the ground and one through the air.
The Mustangs are 3-1 and travel to Manteca Friday night to begin Valley Oak League play against a much-improved East Union team. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
FR: Did it feel like you were having a big night?
MM: I mean, a little bit. Obviously, the two toucdowns, but we were all contributing equally. I didn't really feel like I did much more than anyone else in the backfield.
FR: Do you mind being overlooked in the race for the VOL title? Does that fuel you at all?
MM: We don't mind it all. Everybody's going to have their opinion of us. We know what we can do. I mean, sure, it fuels us, people doubting us, but, at the end of the day we have to fuel ourselves, we can't rely on other people to give us motivation.
FR: Do you feel like the team is rounding into shape now?
MM: We're better now than we were when we started at the beginning of the year, but we've still got a long way to go, we've got a lot of errors to improve on."