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Former foes line up as teammates

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

ADRIAN – For some in the stands, the memories go years back.

Some remember the 76-0 drubbing Jordan Valley gave Adrian in a homecoming game years ago.

Others remember tales of jawing after a game.

But for the players this season, none of the past matters. What is important is the coming together of two towns, two schools, Jordan Valley and Adrian, to make up one team with a state championship goal.

As the season approached, Jordan Valley Coach Bryce Kershner saw only eight players ready to hit the field for the Mustangs. One injury would result in the game being played short-handed.

One phone call fixed the problem.

“I just wanted to give the kids a chance to play,” Kershner said. “The first call I made was to Adrian and they welcomed us immediately.”

It did take some logistics and . . .