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Vikings set for big gridiron contest with Nyssa

Nyssa will face Vale Friday night in one of the biggest early-season prep football games. Nyssa will enter the contest undefeated while Vale holds a 2-3 overall mark. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

NYSSA – On paper, Friday night’s football matchup between Nyssa and Vale looks simple.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 and 1-0 in league and spent the past few weeks rolling over lesser-caliber teams with a one-two punch of explosive offense and a solid defense.

The Vikings, meanwhile, enter the game 2-3 after a grueling pre-season schedule that included games against top-ranked teams from Oregon and Idaho.

Each team also sits on opposites of the fence in terms of their last game. Last Friday Idaho powerhouse Homedale defeated the Vikings 55-22. Meanwhile Nyssa crushed Umatilla 49-0 . . .