Minden moved to 3-1 and into the C-1 ratings with a 44-25 win at previously unbeaten Fairbury on September 16 at Fairbury. Next action for the Whippets will be hosting Holdrege on September 23.
Minden got on the board first at 7:12 of the opening quarter when QB Carter Harsin connected with Levi Loseke for a 36-yard TD pass. Rylan Holsten ran for the conversion putting the Whippets up 8-0. Fairbury answered at 5:06 with a 31-yard TD pass and PAT kick making the score 8-7. Then Minden got another first period touchdown on a Holsten two-yard run at 1:17. The conversion run failed but the Whippets led 14-7 after one quarter.
The Jeffs again responded with a TD pass at 11:48 of the second, this one from eight yards. Their PAT failed and Minden still clung to the lead, 14-13. Jake Ryan, who had a big night running and receiving, got the first of his three TDs going 48 yards for a score at 7:10. Harsin ran in the conversion, hiking the Whippets’ lead to 22-13. Fairbury came right back with another scoring toss, from 17 yards out, at 3:56 . The conversion was no good and Minden’s lead was down to three, 22-19. The Dawgs defense came up big when, at 1:41, Seth Hauserman got a 36-yard pick six. Harsin’s conversion run jacked the Whippets’ lead at halftime to 30-19.
see September 21 Courier for full story