Vale ends season with ‘Black and Blue’ bowl victory

Vale's Tanner Steele (9) tries to dodge Nyssa's Santiago Miranda (30) during their game Friday night. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

NYSSA – The Vale Vikings held the Bulldogs to a single touchdown, amassed 345 yards of offense and used a big fourth quarter to beat Nyssa 29-8 in prep football action Friday night.

The annual "Black and Blue" bowl game was all that a rivalry contest should be as it was packed with exciting plays and sudden momentum shifts. In the end, the Vikings retained the Iron Bowl wagon wheel trophy.

“I thought Vale had a good game plan. They capitalized on more opportunities,” said Lee Long, Nyssa football coach.

Vale running back Nathan Kimball led all rushers with 124 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.

The Vale tandem of quarterback Tanner . . .