Sidney shines in win over Chase County
SIDNEY – The Sidney Red Raider football team notched their first win of the season with an impressive performance on Friday night. With an efficient offense and a stingy defense Sidney dominated the Chase County Longhorns 33-14 at Weymouth Field.
Sidney’s defense held Chase County to one first down, two punts, and caused a fumble for a turnover on the Longhorn’s first three possessions. Sidney, on the other hand, scored the first three times they had the ball. A 5-play 83 yard drive, a 6-play 34 yard drive, and a 5-play 31 yard drive put Sidney up 20-0 one play into the second quarter.
Leading 20-0 at the half, Sidney picked up where they left off in the third quarter. Isak Doty took the first play from scrimmage in the second half 68 yards to boost Sidney’s lead to 27-0. Then the junior quarterback hooked up with senior Koleman Kaiser for a 28-yard touchdown pass on Sidney’s second possession of the third period to extend the lead to 33-0. The Red Raiders went for 2-point conversion to initiate a running clock just 3:35 into the second half, but were unsuccessful. The Longhorns scored with 1:46 to go in the third and with :23 to go in the game to make the final score 33-14.
Isak Doty rolled up 237 yards rushing on just 9 carries in the game. Luke Holly picked up 111 tough yards on 22 carries. On the night, Sidney generated 420 yards of offense while holding Chase County to 145 yards rushing and 118 yards through the air.
Sidney hits the road for the first time this season when they travel to Gordon on Friday for a date with the Mustangs. Gordon-Rushville defeated Alliance on the road Friday, 38-0.