Viking road trip to La Grande ends in 37-12 defeat

Vale football coach Jeff Aldred talks to his team at practice recently. The Vikings suffered too many turnovers against La Grande last Friday night. (The Enterpriser/PAT CALDWELL).

LA GRANDE – The Tigers pounced on Vale turnovers to post a 37-12 prep football victory Friday night.

The Vikings turned the ball over five times – including three interceptions – during crucial situations and La Grande took advantage.

“That pretty much speaks to the story,” said Vale coach Jeff Aldred.

La Grande (2-0) opened the game with a long scoring drive and built a 17-0 advantage after the first quarter and was ahead 24-0 at halftime.

The Tigers “created their own opportunities but we didn’t do ourselves any favors,” Aldred said.

“Against good teams you can’t make those kinds . . .