This article sponsored by Jamieson Produce and Y-1 Farms.
Jamieson Produce is an onion packing shed located in Vale, Oregon that packs and ships onions across
the United States 12 months of the year. It has been in operation for nearly 40 years and currently
employees about 50 people. Over the years our business has grown and to date we pack and ship over 100 million pounds of onions each year. We appreciate the quality onions our growers provide and the hard work our employees do every day. Jamieson Produce is owned by Doug and Terrie Maag and managed by Jeff Stubbs.
Y-1 Farms is located in Jamieson, Oregon and is owned by Doug and Terrie Maag and Corey and Mandi
Maag. Various row crops such as onions, sugar beets, silage corn, alfalfa, and wheat are grown on
nearly 2000 acres. The feed crops are used to provide feed for the feedlot they operate. Up to 12,000
head of cattle can be fed at Y-1 Farms. Y-1 Farms was established in 1985 but the Maag Family was
farming before that. Doug farmed with his father, Warner Maag, for several years prior before
purchasing his own farm. Y-1 Farms employs about 20 full-time employees to assist in operating the
farm. We are extremely grateful for our employees and the hard work they provide.
John L. Braese
BURNS – The Burns football team held the visiting Vikings of Vale scoreless in the first half, allowing only 14 points in the second half but came up short on offense as Vale picked up a 3A Special District 4 win, 14-6 on a Friday afternoon game in Burns on Sept. 29.
Burns actually had the upper hand at halftime, leading Vale 6-0 as the two teams hit the locker room. Using a passing game that amassed 215 yards for the day, the Hilanders were unable to get a ground game going, ending the game with minus 14 yards rushing. Sophomore quarterback Jack Wright ended the game 17-for-37 with no interceptions and the 215 yards. His favorite target for the day proved to be junior Jaxon Hoyt who almost claimed a 100-yard receiving day, ending with 10 catches for 94 yards.
Vale’s offense was the opposite as Colten Stepleton was 11-for-20 passing for 114 yards but Kase Schaffeld ran for 177 yards on 23 touches of the ball as the Vikings ended with 330 yards of total offense, 216 of those with the ground game.
“Burns took us out of our regular offensive sets and we had to make adjustments to their motion on defense,” said Vale coach Jeff Aldred. “We were forced to go under center but I am happy with how we handled the adversity in this game and did what we needed to take the win.”
Aldred was complimentary of the Hilanders team and coaching staff on their bid to upset the Vikings.
“Burns was well prepared and played well,” he said. “We dealt with a lot of distractions and injuries and this group needs to tighten up.”
Penalties, a problem that has cropped up before for Vale, again was an issue as the Viks were penalized 13 times for 75 yards. The Hilanders saw five flags for 39 yards.
With the Vikings appearing to be the walking wounded, the bye week could not have come at a better time for Aldred and his staff.
“We need to heal and get some kids back on the field full strength,” he said.
Thanks go out to Brandon McMullen for the great picture accompanying this article.
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