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2017-11-08 / Sports

Sidney Gridders Clawed By Tigers

By Tom Coddington


GOING WRONG — Tioga’s Nick Klossner intercepts a pass intended for Sidney’s Liam Matthews during the Warriors’ 63-42 loss to the Tigers on Friday in the Section IV Class D championship game at Binghamton’s Alumni Stadium. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter GOING WRONG — Tioga’s Nick Klossner intercepts a pass intended for Sidney’s Liam Matthews during the Warriors’ 63-42 loss to the Tigers on Friday in the Section IV Class D championship game at Binghamton’s Alumni Stadium. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter BINGHAMTON — More than 100 points were scored on Friday when Sidney, seeded first in the Section IV Class D championship game, faced third-seeded Tioga. Unfortunately for the Warriors, they met their match, as the Tigers earned a 63-42 victory.

Tioga had a slim 14-6 lead at the quarter break, but outscored the Warriors, 28-0, in the second stanza, when the Tigers capitalized on four errors. The Sidney defense held Tioga scoreless in the third quarter, and scored 16 points to climb to within a three-touchdown deficit, and got it to 14 points early in the fourth, but both teams scored three TD’s in the final frame.

Warrior quarterback Darren Smith completed 28 for 47 passes for 512 yards and four touchdowns, but four of his throws were intercepted. He ran two yards for the first Sidney touchdown, threw scoring passes to Liam Matthews for 61 yards and Peyton Mosher for 49 in the third period, and 12- and 61-yards to Matthews in the fourth. The final Warrior score was a 19-yard pass from Reggie Jiminez to Trenton Budine.


TOO HARD — Sidney quarterback Darren Smith is hit by Tioga’s Trey Floyd, causing a fumble, as Tioga’s Scott Siberski looks on. The Tigers recovered it, and Siberski returned it for a 51-yard touchdown in Friday’s game. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter TOO HARD — Sidney quarterback Darren Smith is hit by Tioga’s Trey Floyd, causing a fumble, as Tioga’s Scott Siberski looks on. The Tigers recovered it, and Siberski returned it for a 51-yard touchdown in Friday’s game. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Matthews caught 10 passes for 223 yards, Brandon Evans had 126 yards on nine catches and Mosher got 122 yards on five receptions. The Sidney scores in the third quarter came thanks to Cameron Chabot’s recovery of an onside kick.

The Tigers’ Nick Klossner ran seven times for 178 yards — touchdown rushes of 27, 86 and 42 yards. He also caught a 39-yard pass from Connor Hutchinson and intercepted two passes. Trey Floyd rushed for 175 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns, and Hutchinson got 86 yards on seven totes and ran for two touchdowns.



RUNNING THROUGH — Nick Slossner of Tioga runs through the tackle attempts of Sidney defenders during a touchdown run during the second quarter of Friday’s game. Klossner scored four of the Tigers’ win. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter RUNNING THROUGH — Nick Slossner of Tioga runs through the tackle attempts of Sidney defenders during a touchdown run during the second quarter of Friday’s game. Klossner scored four of the Tigers’ win. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

THANK YOU — Sidney Head Coach Jeff Matthews hugs senior Lucas Tanner, thanking him for his efforts through his football career. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter THANK YOU — Sidney Head Coach Jeff Matthews hugs senior Lucas Tanner, thanking him for his efforts through his football career. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter

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