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By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Raiders top Chadron in season opener

Linneman runs for more than 150 yards, 2 TDs

 

Stephen McKay

The Red Raiders' Jake Heeren grinds out a first down in the second half against the Chadron Cardinals on Friday night.

CHADRON - When the Chadron Cardinals began Friday's season opener with a 68-yard touchdown drive over the Sidney Red Raiders, the large home crowd was brought to its collective feet in excited approval.

Fortunately for the Raiders, a large group of their own fans made the long drive northward - and it was they who ultimately had the most to cheer about.

Despite yielding an early touchdown, the Red Raiders (1-0) quickly recovered and went on to post a 41-7 victory over Chadron (0-1), of Class C1. The Cardinals, which lost their 1,000-yard rusher Jackson Dickerson to graduation, came into th...



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