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Teams tune up for 2018 football season in Nyssa jamboree

Nyssa and Burns scrimmage at the football jamboree hosted at Nyssa High School. The regular season for most teams kicks off Friday as the Bulldogs travel to Baker City and Ontario faces Mazama High School. (The Enterprise/Jayme Fraser)

NYSSA – The 2018 high school football season unofficially began in Malheur County on Friday with Nyssa, Ontario and Burns coming together for a jamboree. 

This year, the jamboree served its conventional purpose, giving players a taste of competition with no real repercussions. 

Each team had a chance to show off 18 plays from offense and defense against every other team. Meanwhile, coaches used the scrimmages as an opportunity to evaluate their players’ performances.

Ontario and Nyssa coaches talked about the benefits of playing good competition early in the year.

“The kids did really well. They . . .