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District Champs!

Sidney batters Scottsbluff to claim first title since 1994


Larry Brown / For The Sun-Telegraph

Logan Lewis powers for a few of his 306 yards.

"How fun was that?" yelled Sidney Red Raiders Head Coach Todd Ekart to a large group of jubilant students who crashed his traditional post-game meeting with players.

In response, Ekart received an ear-splitting chorus of screams, whoops and hollers that that might have been heard in Scottsbluff ... or at least by the large group of Bearcat fans that had come to support their hometown players. For the Raiders faithful it was an emotional release of uninhibited, boundless, pent-up joy that could finally be released after 19 years in the Nebraska football wilderness.

Beyond the emotion of the...

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