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Ponies survive scare from Sidney

It isn't very often that a high-powered team can play one of its worst football games of the season against a strong postseason opponent and live to fight another day.

According to Havre High head coach Troy Purcell, that is exactly what happened Saturday afternoon at Blue Pony Stadium as the No. 4-ranked Ponies edged the Sidney Eagles 28-24 in the first round of the 2003 Class A football playoffs.

The Blue Ponies overcame three turnovers, 110 yards in penalties and a surprising Sidney passing attack that accounted for three touchdowns.

The victory over Sidney runs Havre's record to 9-1 on the...


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