In their first home game of the season, Sidney made big plays, but penalties held the Cowboys back in it's loss to Exira-EHK 43-8 on Friday, August 31.
The Spartan’s Josh Pettepier had four touchdown passes and one rushing TD in this contest.
Exira lead 14-0 in the first quarter after Pettepier connected on a 61 yard td pass.
Down 20 to 0, the Cowboys scored on a five play drive in the second quarter, when Jaden Sears fired a 12 yard touchdown pass to Zayne Osborn in the end zone. Mister McNaughton scored the two point conversion after diving in the end zone on a run play.
On the Spartans next possession, Sears cut in front of a pass, and intercepted the ball on the Spartans 30 yard line. Sidney had a promising drive, but turned the ball over on an interception of it’s own.
In the fourth quarter, Christian Nennemann broke free for a 38 yard td, but the play was called back for a holding penalty.
Still in the fourth quarter, Exiras, Jayden Goodwin, busted a 46 yard td to ice the game.
Passing: Sears, 5-of-10, 45 yards, one touchdown.
Rushing: Nenneman, 15 carries, 60 yards; Sears, eight carries, 61 yards.
Receiving: Zayne Osborn, 1 catch, 13 yards, TD; Brock Shirley, three catches, 32 yards.
Thomas Wilson lead the Cowboys in tackles with eight; Nennemann, six; Nicholas Massey, five; Brady Lorimor, four.
The Cowboys will be at home on Friday, Sept. 7, to face Essex, starting at 7 p.m.