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Vikings prep for big game tonight

Tonight tradition and playoff expectations will be the key theme as the Vale football team faces Burns in the final game of the season for both teams. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Big games are nothing new to the Vale football Vikings.

For 40 years and 12 state championships – more than any other prep football program in Oregon – huge games evolved into a rule rather than an exception for Vale football.

Tonight the 2018 edition of the Vale Vikings face yet another important game with playoff implications when they face Burns at Hawley Stadium at 7 p.m.

Burns (7-1) holds is ranked fifth in the state and Vale (5-3) is ranked fourth. A Vale win tonight gives the Vikings the Eastern Oregon League title and most likely a home game in the first round . . .