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By Don Ogle 

Red Raiders slip by Gering


October 25, 2017

Don Ogle

Sidney senior Derek Robb (18) pursues a Gering runner in Friday's Homecoming Game at Weymouth Field. Robb made several key defensive plays, but also scored two touchdowns, including the winning score, in a thriller that saw the Raiders win in the last half minute of play.

Sidney's Red Raiders had the kind of half to open its game Friday that everyone dreads in a football game, let alone Homecoming.

The visiting Gering Bulldogs rocked the Raiders in that first half, taking advantage of Sidney miscues while its runners cut through the Sidney defense almost at will.

Leading 7-0 after the first quarter, Gering doubled its lead on a pick-six just seconds into the second quarter, then went up 21-0 at quarter's end.

But there are two halves to a football game, and the Raiders proved that one bad half doesn't constitute a game.

Sidney scored on its first two possess...

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