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Melba football players run drills during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Melba High School in Melba.

The Melba Mustangs put up big numbers late in the game on Friday in their season opener against West Jefferson, defeating the Panthers 42-18.

Playing at home, Melba scored 26 points in the second half, including 20 points in the fourth quarter alone, the Post Register reported. The Mustangs led 16-12 at halftime.

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Melba will hit the road this week, playing at Homedale at 7 p.m. on Friday.

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