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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 . . .