By Josh Beavers
The Minden Crimson Tide went two for two in their Jamboree action on Friday night.
They defeated both Claiborne Parish schools, first Homer 7-6, and then Haynesville by a 6-0 score.
Tide Head Coach Spencer Heard praised his team for its hard work. He singled out the entire offensive line for opening holes for skilled players which in turn gave Minden tough yards.
Individually he mentioned seniors Tyrese Lane and Kentravion Lister as well as junior Daylen Robinson.
“They made several explosive plays,” Heard told The Journal. “And Kentravion helped lead the defense in making big plays.”
Robinson racked up nearly 150 yards total against the team’s opponents, and Lane had one touchdown, an interception, a sack, and a 47-yard kick return. Robinson benefited from Lane’s kick return as he quickly scored on a 53-yard touchdown run against Homer.
Kendrick Jackson and D’Quontez Ridley also racked up sacks against Homer to lead a defense that limited the Pelicans to just 45 yards and minus one on the ground.
The defense was also impressive against Haynesville as the Tors only managed 80 total yards.
Minden wasn’t without problems though. Specifically the Tide committed numerous penalties, including several that kept Homer in the game. Against the Pels, Minden had 60 penalty yards and just 66 yards of offense.
Heard said the team is working on getting in better shape because it’s for real next week, and the team will be in it for a full game.
“We are happy with the effort, and we played hard as usual,” Heard said. “We got good film to let the players see what they did right and what they need to improve.”
Minden opens the regular season Friday at home against Parkway.