Vikings batter Umatilla 55-6

Vale defensive lineman Lucas Villastrigo brushes off a block as he sprints toward Nyssa quarterback Ethan Draper during a game earlier this season. Vale slammed Umatilla 55-6 last weekend and now sets up for game against Burns Friday that has playoff implications. (The Enterprise/Jayme Fraser).

UMATILLA – It will be the biggest game of the year for Vale when Burns comes to town Friday.

If last weekend’s performance in Umatilla is any indication, the Viking offense may be peaking at just the right time.

Vale overpowered Umatilla 55-6 last weekend as quarterback Colton Kesey threw for 300 yards – including 233 in the first half – and the Viking defense limited Umatilla to 178 total yards for the game.

“We jumped all over them. We went up there really focused on getting better in what we . . .