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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Bullies Bridgeport 40-0


August 29, 2018

Don Ogle

Sidney's Zach Pettit (77) and Elijah Ahrens (10) get Bridgeport's Dylan Schnell in their sights, cutting off his attenpt to break into the open Friday. The Raider defense kept the Bulldogs caged nearly all night, holding them scoreless.

"That's one," Sidney Coach Chris Koozer said following the Raiders' first game of the 2018-19 season, a 40-0 drubbing of Bridgeport.

While it didn't start that way, Sidney manhandled the Bulldogs, using its size to overwhelm and wear down a team that showed splashes of quickness and talent with the pigskin.

In fact, Bridgeport made the Raider crowd gasp early when quarterback Cole Faessler weaved his way through the line and broke away for a 48 yard romp before being chased down by the Raiders in the early going. But as it did all night, the Sidney defense came together to halt the Bridgepo...

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