The Sidney Eagles finished out homecoming weekend with another victory over Glendive on Saturday morning as the junior varsity team won 46-8 over the Red Devils.
Glendive was hungry for a win over Sidney’s froshmore team, having lost against the varsity in Friday night’s game.
The officials gave a decent amount of penalities that hurt both the Eagles and Red Devils due to physical play. The calls included six unsportsmanlike conducts on both teams with one resulting in a Glendive player being thrown out of the game.
Sidney receieved an unsportsmanlike call when the Eagles’ offense had gotten frustrated and used inappropriate language.
Ultimately, the Eagles were able to come away with a win in Saturday’s game.
Offensively, Sidney spread Glendive’s defense up quite a bit, giving themselves a good running game with the occasional pass.
The Eagles put up 22 points alone in the first quarter.
Freshmen Carter Moore and Bridger Coffman were key contributing factors for their offense’s success, scoring the first two touchdowns easily with 5:14 left in the first.
Freshman Trent Schilling was able to make a deep run with a little over 33 seconds left in the first, giving Sidney a huge 22 point lead over Glendive.
Halftime woke up the Red Devils as they immediately put themselves back in the game.
Glendive answered back with a touchdown, reminding Sidney that there was a lot more game left to be played. Glendive’s sophomore Tai Sokoloski put up six points and the Red Devils ran it in the end zone for an additional two points, cutting Sidney’s lead to 22-8 with 11:03 left in the third.
As Sidney took over the ball, Moore made a big diving catch in the end zone for a touchdown. The kick was no good, but still had Sidney ahead 28-8 with 6:31 left in the third.
The Red Devils were unable to put any more points on the scoreboard as the Eagles had three more scoring drives including a touchdown from both sophomore Alec Benson and freshman Ryan Chatterton.
In a physical battle, the Eagles held the Red Devils to only eight points.
With the Eagles ahead, Sidney was able to substitute in some players who don’t see as much playing time. They still finished out the game strong.
Sidney’s froshmore team is young with freshmen taking up the majority of the roster. This makes the Sidney Eagles look to be very promising for the seasons to come as these players continue to develop skill.
The weekend wins over Glendive have sparked up the Eagles football program as they look forward to the rest of the season.