Banks loses 21-0 to La Grande

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Oh, the heartbreak. 

The Banks Braves football team failed to repeat as OSAA 4A state champions, falling 21-0 to the La Grande Tigers in the tournament's final game at Hermiston High School. 

Banks Head Coach Cole Linehan was not immediately available for comment following the game.

Banks fumbled three times and received some costly penalties while La Grande‚Äôs defense consistently shut down the Braves both in the air and on the ground. 

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The Braves trailed La Grande at the end of the first half 7-0, and the game still looked very much within reach for the defending champions. 

Banks received the opening kickoff and Braves senior quarterback Tanner Shook wasted no time, throwing a screen to Braves senior Jared Evans for . . .

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