The Enterprise football squad suffered another gridiron defeat after being stifled by Irrigon in a Sept. 11 away game. The final score was 53-0.

Irrigon roared out of the gate, scoring 29 points in the first quarter and never looked back. Regardless of the score, the Outlaws had some bright moments.

After quarterback Will McCadden suffered a dislocated knee in the team’s opening game, senior Justin Exon took over the QB slot.

Exon completed 3 of 13 passes for 67 yards, including one for 40 yards. Exon also had 13 rushes that included a 44-yard run.

Junior Trent Bales had the best rushing game on the day, taking 19 carries for 69 yards, which included a 13-yard run.

On the receiving end, sophomore Trent Walker hauled in two passes worth 50 yards, the longest resulting in a 40 yard gain. Junior Tate Olsen snagged 1 pass for 17 yards.

Defensively, Olsen, Exon and Bales had three tackles each. Bales and senior Nathan Perren each recorded one sack in the effort.

Juniors Clayne Miller and Grant Jones snagged one interception each, as did senior Isaac Rowley.

“This is not the Irrigon team of old. They have 50-plus kids out and they have speed they used to score big plays on us,” said EHS coach Mike Rowley.

The Outlaws are running a new offense with new receivers and a new line and even so, managed to get within scoring distance a few times without being able to punch in for a score. “We’re in the pre-season and we’re learning. We’ll get better as time goes on,” Rowley said.

Enterprise is 0-2 on the season and traveling to Heppner for a Sept. 18 contest.

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