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Ekart earns state coaching honor following Raiders' playoff season


Donna Wiedeburg / For The Sun-Telegraph

Todd Ekart leads the Red Raiders toward the field before the 2013 season opener against Grand Island Northwest on Aug. 30. Ekart was named recipient of this year's Behrends Coaching Award.

Sidney Head Football Coach Todd Ekart has been named Huskerland's Class B recipient of the Behrends Coaching Award, it was announced on Thursday.

After the Raiders suffered through 1-8 records the past two seasons, they managed a complete reversal this season, with a 7-4 mark and trip to the state playoffs.

The Raiders success included a playoff win for the first time in 20 years.

"Winning this award is a reflection of all the hard work Coach Ekart, his staff and all his players have put in," said Sidney High School Principal Chris Arent. "It's always nice when we have one of our staff mem...

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