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Bulldogs maul Irrigon in prep football action

Nyssa's Jo Jo Sanchez bulls his way through Irrigon defenders Friday night in Irrigon. Nyssa defeated the Knights 35-14. (For the Enterprise/Tracy Cleaver).

IRRIGON – On a football field deep in Morrow County Friday night, the Nyssa Bulldogs nailed down a postseason playoff slot with a convincing 35-14 win over Irrigon.

Now for Nyssa – which has a bye this week – the regular season is over but the postseason picture for the Eastern Oregon League remains murky.

That’s because No. 3 ranked Vale and No. 5 ranked Burns play Friday night in Vale. The winner of that contest will determine the final EOL rankings and slots for the playoffs.

Nyssa defeated Burns earlier in the season, but Vale beat Nyssa 20-10 two weeks ago. If Vale beats Burns Friday night then the Vikings . . .