Minden traveled to Hershey and overwhelmed the Panthers 62-7 on September 17. The Whippets (2-2) play at Kearney Catholic (4-0) on September 24.
The rout was on early as Minden scored four touchdowns over a three and a half minute period in the first quarter and, four minutes later, got a fifth TD to lead 35-0. Carter Harsin started the scoring onslaught with a one-yard run at 8:05, then at 7:50 Colby Teel ran a fumble in from 17 yards out. Next, Harsin found Seth Hauserman for a 20-yard pass connection at 6:48 and at 5:37 Rylan Holsten blasted in from the three. Finally, at 1:29, Holsten got another TD on a two-yard run. Jose Ciprian was good on all five conversion kicks.
Hershey made it 35-7 striking for a 55-yard scoring pass play and ensuing conversion kick at 11:50 of the second quarter. Minden answered by adding two more touchdown runs— Gage Fries for 24 yards and Harsin for two yards— and Ciprian, with two more kicks, made it seven for seven on conversions giving the Whippets a lead of 49-7 at halftime.
see September 22 Courier for full story