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Dufur Ranger running back Hagen Pence, right, wiggles his way past a Hosanna Christian defender during the 1A state football championship game played on Nov. 25 in Cottage Grove. Pence, who rushed for 303 yards in the title contest, earned first-team all-state awards on both sides of the ball, and was named the 1A Player of the Year, as he helped lead the Rangers to an undefeated record and a third consecutive state championship.

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An inspiring display of toughness and grit

Hagen Pence played 50 games and 200 quarters in his four-year high school career, and dealt with a separated shoulder, broken bones, torn ligaments, knee injuries and a dislocated elbow – and only missed two games. “I’m very amazed and proud of myself for being able to play the game like nothing ever happened,” Hagen said.

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