The Minden Whippets football team was able to improve its record to 6-0 on the season on Friday in a weather-shortened victory over the Gibbon Buffaloes in Gibbon.
The tornado sirens sounded in Gibbon with 23 seconds left before halftime thus sending players and fans into the school to seek shelter from the weather. Officials called the game shortly after the sirens sounded.
“This is the first time I have experienced a weather cancelled game,” stated Minden head coach Sam Dunn. “Our main concern was for the safety of the players and the fans. We were able to get some points early on Gibbon.”
The Class C-1 sixth rated Minden team defeated Gibbon 30-0 and will face a stiff road challenge on Friday, Oct. 14 when the Dawgs face the Milford Eagles (4-1) in Milford with kick off slated for 7 p.m.
The windy conditions proved to be advantageous for the Whippets as they pinned Gibbon deep in their own territory and got the ball and scored on their first drive. Ryan Chramosta broke the goal line line on a one-yard touchdown run to give Minden the 6-0 lead. Derek Kissinger made the point-after kick to give the Dawgs the 7-0 lead.
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