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

By Don Ogle 

Raiders open season with big win over Lexington


Don Ogle / Sun-Telegraph Editor

Sidney's defense swarmed Lexington Friday, holding the Minutemen to just seven points. That pressure came from pursuits like this from Kade Price (54) and Derek Robb (22).

Sidney's Red Raiders opened their football season in a big way, scoring in nearly every way possible on the way to a 49-7 win over Lexington Friday at Weymouth Field.

In the most improbable start possible, the Raiders put their first points on the board with two defensive rushes into the Minutemen backfield, scoring two safeties and a 4-0 lead after three and half minutes of play.

Following the second safety, Sidney scored its first touchdown of the night when junior Coby Haas ran the ensuing kickoff back 70 yards.

The teams sparred in the middle of the field for the following six minutes,...

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