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Vale grid squad gears up for first-round playoff action

Vale's Jacob Graviet (No.54) runs to tackle Jaden Tiller of Burns during their game Friday night in Burns. (For the Enterprise/Angie Aldred)

VALE – The Viking football team will take on Yamhill-Carlton Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs and head coach Jeff Aldred said the Tigers are a little bit of a mystery.

“We don’t know a whole lot about them. We have two films on them and other schools we know pretty well don’t know them that well,” said Aldred.

The Tigers hold first place in the Pac-West Conference with a 9-0 record and are ranked seventh in the state by the Oregon School Activities Association. Last year the Tigers didn’t qualify for the playoffs and finished the season with a 5-4 record . . .