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September 7, 2010

Sidney rallies past Walton in opener

Corbin Curley scored on a 29-yard pass from Dylan Umbra with 27 seconds remaining as visiting Sidney rallied for a 28-24 season-opening non-division Section Four Football Conference victory at Walton on Saturday.

Sidney went 73 yards in 1:09 for the go-ahead score. One of the biggest plays of the drive was a 44-yard completion from Umbra to Josh Wilce.

Umbra finished 9-for-16 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown.

Walton (0-1) opened a 24-14 lead in the fourth quarter, when Dylan Hornbeck scored on a 1-yard run and Bob Albro went in on the conversion run.

Sidney pulled to 24-22 with about six minutes remaining. Umbra connected with Alex Heil on a 52-yard touchdown. Heil also caught the conversion pass.

Heil finished with four catches for 78 yards. Curley had two catches for 67 yards.

Sidney (1-0) took a 6-0 lead 16 seconds into play as Andy Kozak returned the opening kickoff 85 yards.

Touchdown runs of 5 and 2 yards in the second quarter by sophomore quarterback Dalton Kaminsky helped Walton to a 16-6 halftime lead. Kaminsky hit Nick Shiels on the first conversion and Christian Howe ran in the second.

Sidney made it 16-14 in the third on Umbra's 6-yard run and Heil's conversion catch from Umbra.

Howe had a game-high 88 yards on 19 carries to lead Walton, which received 84 yards on 19 carries from Hornbeck. Walton visits Bainbridge-Guilford (1-0) in a Division VII game at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Sidney will face its second straight Hoover-coached team when it hosts Oneonta High (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. Walton coach Jim Hoover is the father of Oneonta coach Adam Hoover, whose team opened the season Friday with a 40-27 win at Greene.

Sidney 28, Walton 24

Saturday

Sidney     6 0 8 14 _ 28

Walton     0 16 0 8 _ 24

S _ Aaron Kozak 85 kickoff return (kick failed)

W _ Dalton Kaminsky 5 run (Nick Shiels pass from Dalton Kaminsky)

W _ Dalton Kaminsky 2 run (Christian Howe run)

S _ Dylan Umbra 6 run (Alex Heil pass from Dylan Umbra)

W _ Dylan Hornbeck 1 run (Bob Albro run)

S _ Alex Heil 52 pass from Dylan Umbra (Alex Heil pass from Dylan Umbra)

S _ Corbin Curley 29 pass from Dylan Umbra (run failed)

Sidney rushing: Corbin Curley 1-1, Andy Kozak 1-5, Dylan Umbra 11-67, Matt Vogel 1-3, Josh Wilce 2-7.

Walton rushing: Bob Albro 1-0, Mike Beers 2-4, Dylan Hornbeck 19-84, Christian Howe 19-88, Dalton Kaminsky 9-64, Nick Shiels 9-17.

Sidney passing: Dylan Umbra 9-for-16, 224 yards.

Walton passing: Dalton Kaminsky 0-for-5,

Sidney receiving: Corbin Curley 2-67, Alex Heil 4-78, Andy Kozak 2-11, Josh Wilce 1-44.

Walton receiving: None.

B-G 22, UV/E 13

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