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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Red Raiders rout Gering to secure state playoff berth

Sidney earns ninth seed in state playoffs, will face No. 8 Seward in first round


Larry Brown / For The Sun-Telegraph

Sidney freshman running back Derek Robb gets away from a Gering tackler on the way to a long TD run during Friday night's 48-0 win at Gering.

Sidney head football coach Todd Ekart was hoping for a fast start by his team on Friday night. His Red Raiders didn't disappoint.

Just 4 minutes and 22 seconds into its season-finale on the road against winless Gering, Sidney had opened up a 22-point lead. Its offense didn't slow any from there as the Red Raiders scored all of their points in the first half en route to a 48-0 victory.

With the win, Sidney improved to 7-2 overall and assured itself a spot in the Nebraska Class B state playoffs. The Red Raiders – as the No. 9 seed – will square off against host and No. 8 seed Seward (7-...

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