The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Will Korn 

Raiders open football practice

Raiders ready to pick up from last season, take next step


Will Korn

Senior running back Chance Anglin goes through an agility and ball handling drill at Monday afternoon's practice at West Elementary.

It was 276 long days ago that the Sidney Red Raider football team played in its first playoff game in the last 21 years.

Finishing the 2013 regular season with a solid 6-3 record, Sidney drew state powerhouse Gretna in the first round of the playoffs and took them to the edge, losing 24-17 in the final seconds.

Making the playoffs last season for the first time in over two decades was a tremendous step for the program. This season it's ready to take a bigger leap.

"I think playing Gretna as tough as we did was a real eye opener," said Sidney head coach Todd Ekart. "It showed our kids th...

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