Minden Football Opens 2021 With Home Victory Over Fairbury, 49-8

Minden breezed to a 49-8 win over the Fairbury Jeffs at home on August 27 in the opening contest of the 2021 season. The Whippets go on the road on September 3 taking on Boone Central at Albion. Boone Central won its opener 39-17 over Norfolk Catholic. 

Minden was up 22-0 less than six minutes into the first quarter thanks to three Fairbury fumbles. Gage Fries recovered a muffed Jeffs’ punt reception at the Fairbury 22 and two plays later he scored on a 13-yard run. The kick failed but at 9:53 the Whippets led 6-0.

At 8:13 Lucas Epperson sped 52 yards to the end zone with a recovered fumble and Rylan Holsten added the two-point conversion run putting Minden on top 14-0.

see September 1 Courier for full story