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

By Stephen McKay
Sports Writer 

Late INT ices win for Red Raiders

Haas returns pick for TD in final minute to lift unbeaten Sidney to victory vs. Hastings

 

Larry Brown / For The Sun-Telegraph

The Red Raiders' Coby Haas (No. 21) eludes a Hastings defender during Sidney's home-opening 38-27 victory against Hastings at Wymouth Field.

With the Sidney High football team holding a precarious four-point lead with just over three minutes left in the game, Hastings was given one more chance to stun the overflow crowd at Weymouth Field on Friday night.

After taking over possession at the Sidney 46-yard line, Tigers' quarterback Vinny Schmidt moved his team to the Raiders' 24 with a minute to go. While Schmidt's outstanding play had given the Raiders fits all night on both sides of the ball, it was Sidney sophomore safety Coby Haas who ultimately took on the hero's role.

Amidst a deafening roar from the Sidney faithful, Haas st...



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