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

By Will Korn 

McCook hands Sidney first loss of the year

Red Raiders nipped, 20-19 on blocked field goal try at the end


Larry Brown / For The Sun-Telegraph

A McCook defender blocks junior Jake Heeren's 30-yard game-winning field goal attempt with 20 seconds left in Friday night's 20-19 loss in McCook.

There were just a few seconds left in the game, but Sidney High's football team still had a chance to remain unbeaten and pull off a big win on the road against McCook (4-0). Its fate rested on the foot of Jake Heeren and the field goal unit.

The Red Raiders trailed the Bison 20-19 and faced fourth down and three from McCook's 13-yard line with just 20 seconds remaining in Friday night's battle between two of the top Class B teams in the state. McCook made a strong push and blocked Heeren's game-winning, 30-yard field goal attempt and handed Sidney its first loss of the season.

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