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
UMATILLA – The bye week for the Vale football team allowed some players to get healthy, proving to be bad news for the Umatilla Vikings. Scoring 59 points in the first half off both defense and offense and limiting the home Umatilla team to just 28 yards of total offense for the game, Vale crushed the other Vikings 59-0 on Friday, Oct. 13.
Brooks Haueter lived the defense dream, intercepting two Umatilla passes and going back the opposite way for scores on not one, but two occasions. Vale starting quarterback Colten Stepleton was 8-for-9 passing in the first half for 188 yards. In relief for the second half, Brooks Aldred was 3-for-9 for 51 yards.
Three Vale receivers picked up over 50 yards in the game including Damick Eddy (56 yards), Leland Tamez (53 yards) and Canon Hiatt (51 yards). The ground game was led by Kase Schaffeld’s 37 yards on only four touches of the ball.
Vale never punted the ball in the game, picking up 319 yards of total offense with 239 of those coming in the air.
“The week off for us was good as we were able to get some kids healthy,” said Vale coach Jeff Aldred. “We also had a chance to work on some things we will use once the playoffs hit.”
Umatilla struggled from the kickoff with quarterback Aaron Villareal ending the day 6-for-17 for 47 yards but three interceptions, two of those Haueter returned for scores. Robert Ochoa did haul in three catches for 53 yards.