Ready for some football? Governor’s announcement paves the way for contact sports to resume

Vale High School football coach Jeff Aldred fires up his players after a practice in 2019. Aldred and the Vikings could be back on the gridiron within a short time after an announcement by Gov. Kate Brown Wednesday. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The Friday Night Lights could be returning to Malheur County sooner than expected.

Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that the Oregon Health Authority was prepared to allow outdoor sports even in counties with a high number of Covid cases.

“School sports play an important role . . .