The Minden Whippet football has accomplished a feat not seen in 59 years, complete a regular season undefeated.
With Minden’s 48-21 victory over Grand Island Central Catholic on Thursday at Kuper Field, the Whippets finished with a perfect 8-0 record. The last Minden team to go undefeated was the 1952 team with a record of 7-0.
Minden will go into the Class C playoffs for a sixth straight season and drew the Central City Bison (5-3).
“I thought we left some points on the field in the first half. Fortunately we were able to come out the second half and get rolling,” stated Minden head coach Sam Dunn.
“Our defense did an outstanding job in the second half containing the Crusader quarterback with Quin Rutt playing outstanding, including four sacks for minus 26 yards. Offensively, Jarod Speer and Jack Raffety had an outstanding night rushing the ball and with Carson Blum and Derek Kissinger being able to hook up on some crucial passes.”
The Whippets didn’t play well out of the gate but once they established some offensive consistency Minden struck quickly and often. The first score came on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Derek Kissinger to Jarod Speer. Kissinger banged through the point-after kick and the Dawgs led 7-0 with 3:55 to play in the first.
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