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CHAMPIONS: Lopes come from behind to take state football championship

Assistant Coach Bryce Kershner and Coach Billy Wortman react to a fourth-quarter defensive stand by the Adrian/Jordan Valley Antelopes to seal a state championship title on Saturday, Nov. 30, in Hermiston. (Angie Sillonis - Special to the Enterprise)

HERMISTON – The Adrian/Jordan Valley Antelopes came from behind late in the game to score on an 80-year touchdown pass against St. Paul that put the Lopes ahead for good to win the 1A state football championship. The final: 38-32.

The game was played in frigid conditions at Hermiston High School. The Lopes finish the season 13-0.

The Lopes trailed in the fourth quarter, starting at their own 20-yard line with 1:53 left in the game. On the first play in the drive, Conley Martin connected with Mike Babcock on a pass that . . .