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Adrian pummels Dufur, 88-6, in state quarterfinal prep football contest

Adrian's Conley Martin turns upfield against Dufur in state quarterfinal action on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Lopes won 88-6. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL

ADRIAN – The defining moment for the Dufur Rangers Saturday in a quarterfinal prep football contest with Adrian arrived midway through the first quarter.

Pinned deep in their own territory, Dufur’s Cody Phillips burst through the Adrian defensive line and sprinted down the field toward the end zone and what looked like a sure touchdown. Then Adrian’s Conley Martin raced after Phillips, closed within a few feet and then punched the ball out of Phillips’ arm.

Adrian recovered the fumble and Dufur’s last, best chance, to get ahead early evaporated. The play personified the game. Adrian’s speed and offensive firepower helped the Antelopes clinch an 88-6 victory and . . .