ADRIAN TITLE: Fans show up in big numbers to cheer on Lopes

Fans cheer on their Lopes on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Baker High School. Adrian won the state 1A title, defeating Powder Valley 46-38. (The Enterprise/LES ZAITZ)

BAKER CITY - The Adrian Antelopes had plenty of support in the stands for the state championship game on Saturday, Nov. 27.

The day started with a send-off rally in Adrian, then a tailgate picnic with burgers, and then it was game time. Handmade signs lined the rails. Fans came in all ages and sizes but they shared one common feature - they loved their Lopes.

Conley Martin, the Lope quarterback who led the team to the 46-38 win, said the players noted the crowd.

"It was a great advantage to have that much of the community there to support us, to have that rally of your . . .