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By Will Korn 

Second-half rampage leads Sidney to huge district win


Larry Brown / For The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney quarterback lane Harvey fights off an Alliance tackler as he scrambles out of the pocket on Friday night.

Sidney High football head coach Todd Ekart had a simple message for his team at halftime of last Friday's game at Alliance.

He reminded them during the intermission, "We lose and our season is done after next week."

That was all the Red Raiders needed to hear. After taking a tie into the break, Sidney used a 44-point second half surge to get a critical win against district-rival Alliance, 58-36.

Junior running back Jake Heeren finished with 207 yards rushing on 28 carries and four second-half TDs. It was his second consecutive 200-yard game and he is now Sidney's leading rusher on the se...

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