Nyssa, Adrian clinch big wins in football

Nyssa players jog off the field at halftime during a previous game. (The Enterprise/Isabella Garcia)

PAYETTE – The Bulldogs went right to work Friday night on the way to a 48-0 non-league football win over Payette.

“Our kids played tough and they played smart,” said Nyssa coach Lee Long.

Landon McDowall went 7-for-7 for 166 yards passing for the Bulldogs while freshman Andrew Enders ran for 111 yards on six carries. Defensively, senior Raul Ruiz picked off two Pirate passes, including one in the end zone to squash a Payette scoring opportunity.

“In a game like that, regardless of the level of the opponent, we still have to do things correctly and we have to be intense and play with fun and passion. We played really good,” said Long.

Senior Bulldog receiver Pedro Chavez hauled in three passes for 126 yards in a game that was mostly over by halftime. Nyssa led 14-0 after the first quarter and was out in front 35-0 at halftime. Nyssa’s Santiago Miranda ended the night by scoring two touchdowns.

Nyssa (3-1) overall will take on Umatilla (4-0 overall) Friday at Umatilla in an Eastern Oregon League contest. Game time is set for 4 p.m.



The Adrian/Jordan Valley football train just keeps rolling.

Michael Babcock piled up 183 yards on the ground and scored four touchdowns to lead the team past Wallowa 60-6 in a High Desert league matchup Friday.

“An overall team victory. Our tackling was excellent again and our offense capitalized on good blocking,” said Adrian/Jordan Valley coach Bill Wortman. 

Conley Martin amassed 133 yards on the ground, scored two touchdowns and picked off two Cougar passes during the contest.

Kort Skinner led the Adrian/Jordan Valley receiving attack with 42 yards and two touchdowns. Martin also paced the Adrian/Jordan Valley defense with 11 tackles while teammate Wade Bond chipped in six. 

Adrian/Jordan Valley (4-0 overall) is ranked sixth in the state by the Oregon School Activities Association and will face Elgin at Elgin Friday at 7 p.m. 

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