Adrian hosts playoff game Friday

LA GRANDE – The Adrian/Jordan Valley prep football machine just keeps rolling.

After a crushing 78-24 district playoff win over Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii last Friday, the Antelopes are set to host Butte Falls/Crater Lake Charter Academy (5-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round prep football playoff game.

In the win over 6-2 Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii, Adrian’s Conley Martin threw for 273 yards and six touchdowns and ran for another in a powerhouse showing at Eastern Oregon University.

Martin was joined in the scoring by a familiar core of impact players. Michael Babcock, Wade Bond and Kort Skinner ended the day with impressive performances to help Adrian/Jordan Valley claim the win.

“This was a true team effort in which every single player contributed. The offense executed in every facet, starting with the offensive line,” said Adrian/Jordan Valley coach Billy Wortman.


Babcock amassed 159 yards rushing, scored two touchdowns and hauled in a 45-yard touchdown pass. Bond ended the day with 11 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns while Skinner had four catches for 59 yards and two scores.

No. 2-ranked Adrian (9-0) will host No. 16 Butte Falls/Crater Lake Charter Academy (5-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round playoff game.

“What’s truly impressive is our special teams play. We look forward to beginning playoffs, and appreciate the support from the community,” said Wortman. 

Defensively, Blaise Warn led Adrian/Jordan Valley with eight tackles while Wes Bayes had five tackles and a sack. 

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