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Second Half Comeback Makes Long Trip to Sidney Victorious

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Alex Wells turns the corner in a recent game versus Alliance.

Alex Wells turns the corner in a recent game versus Alliance.

Alex Wells turns the corner in a recent game versus Alliance.

Elise Johnson-Schriner, Staff Member

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    What is better than a long trip to Sidney to play a football game? A trip back to Holdrege with a victory. Falling behind 7-23 at half, the Dusters stormed back to defeat Sidney with score 26-23.

    Striking first, Sidney scored a long touchdown run to lead 7-0. The Dusters used a 21-play scoring drive finished off by Alex Wells with touchdown round to tie game. Scott Lamon added a PAT. Disaster struck the Dusters in the second quarter, as the Red Raiders outscored the Dusters 16-0 to take a 23-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.

    After a rousing halftime speech by Coach Hale, the Dusters came to dominate the second half. On the Dusters second possession the offense marched down field to score on an Alex Wells run. Zac Hurlburt converted a two-point conversion. Two possessions later the Dusters marched down field – with the aid of a personal foul on Sidney – and scored an Alex Wells run. Creighton Hinrichs caught a pass from Zac Hurlburt to add the two point conversion, to tie the game at 23 all.

   “The second half comeback was more or less fueled by playing as a team and not giving up. Coach Hale gave us ‘words of encouragement’ at halftime and we all decided that playing as individuals wasn’t working and hasn’t worked. So we all just played as one. It was a game I will never forget the rest of my life and I’m sure others won’t either,” stated Alex Wells.

    On the Dusters last drive, Scott Lamon kicked the winning 32-yard field goal with approximately two minutes left in the game.

   Unfortunately, the game did not end without injuries. Four players came away with injuries that may cause them to miss some games.

   Leading the Dusters in stats were: Alex Wells – 145 yard rushing; Zac Hurlbert – 85 yards rushing and 114 yards passing; Trent Hoeft – 68 yard receiving; Gage Holt – 15 tackle points; Prestin Melroy – 13 tackle points; Tyler Johnston- one interception.

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