The Minden Whippets football team cleared a major hurdle that has stood in the way of the squad for several years, defeating the Gothenburg Swedes.
The Swedes have been a nemesis for the Whippets in prior years and Minden took a big step forward on Sept. 2 by traveling to Gothenburg and earning a big 34-7 victory over the Swedes.
Minden improves its 2011 record to 2-0 heading into a bye week and readying itself for the Fillmore Central Panthers who come to Kuper Field on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
“We felt good about our performance,” stated Minden head coach Sam Dunn. “We had a bunch of underclassmen contribute in our win. Consistency is still a concern and needs to be worked on. Again, defensively, we played well.”
The Whippets opened the scoring in the first period as Dawg senior Jarod Speer found an opening and dashed 59-yards to pay dirt to give Minden a 7-0 lead with the Derek Kissinger point-after kick.
In the second stanza, Minden found the end zone for a second time as quarterback Kissinger hooked up with end Isaac Carlson on a 25-yard scoring strike. Kissinger booted through the PAT to make it 14-0 in favor of Minden.
The Swedes scored their only points on an 11-yard touchdown run to close out the first half scoring followed by the PAT kick to make it 14-7 in favor of the Whippets as the teams went into halftime.
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