DES MOINES | Alex Kleider ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Sioux City East football team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 27-24 win over Des Moines East here Friday.

Kleider scored on runs of 80 and 13 yards for the Black Raiders (4-4). Steve Siebersma completed 13 of 21 passes for 170 yards with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Josh Nutt.

Isaiah Damerson ran for 110 yard on 26 carries and scored on runs of 7 and 5 yards for the Scarlets (2-6).

The Black Raiders led 27-14, but Damerson’s second touchdown run cut the lead to 27-24. The Scarlets had the ball on their own 6-yard line with 2:20 left. After a Des Moines East first down, the Black Raiders forced a turnover on downs ran out the clock.

The Black Raiders host Johnston next week with the winner going to the playoffs.


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