Steele guides Vikings past La Pine in non-league contest

Vale's Eli Aldred (29) runs toward daylight as La Pine's Leon Le (63) sprints to make a tackle during their game Friday night. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

VALE – When the Vale football team needed a big play Friday night against La Pine, quarterback Tanner Steele delivered.

With under a minute to play, the Vikings and La Pine were deadlocked 14-14 and it looked like the game already delayed because of an epic thunderstorm was going to go into overtime.

After a quarterback sack pushed the Vikings back to the 10-yard line, Vale stood more than half a field away from the endzone with 27 seconds left.

Steele then took the snap, dashed around the left end of the line, evaded at least two tacklers and then ran for the open field . . .