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Sixty five seconds, one play, Bulldog win

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – For a boy playing football in the backyard with friends, the dream is the same: The score is tied, the clock is ticking down, the boy gets the ball playing against his biggest rival.

And he scores.

For Nyssa quarterback Boston Thompson, the dream turned into reality Friday night in Vale.

In a typical Vale-Nyssa matchup, defense ruled the game before Thompson and the Bulldogs scored with 65 seconds left in the game to give Nyssa an 18-12 Eastern Oregon League victory.

“It was a planned play,” said Thompson in between hugs from teammates and fans after the game. “We worked hard all week, not taking any time off. We just kept working knowing we were coming to Vale.”

Nyssa came into the game after having two weeks to prepare for the Viks. A planned bye week, combined with . . .