Tide falls to #2 ranked Neville Tigers in 1st round matchup

By: Whitman McGee

The Neville Tigers defeated the Minden Crimson Tide 42-0 on Friday night, ending the Crimson Tide’s 2021 season.

Neville (9-1) came into the game seeming as if they felt that they had a point to prove. If that was the case, they most certainly proved it.

Minden (4-7) was never granted the opportunity to get rolling offensively against a stout Tiger defense.

Although the score may imply that the Tide didn’t put up a valiant effort, that is most certainly not the case. 

Stacked up against one of the best teams in the state, Minden fought until the very end and never once hung their heads.

The Tide will have to bid farewell to a solid Senior class, but the future is bright in Minden.

The underclassmen have gained invaluable experience by being placed in the middle of the action, competing against tough competition all season.

Junior running back Daylen Robinson entered Friday night’s game just 44 yards short of the coveted 1000-yard rushing mark.

He left the game as the first Tider to surpass 1,000 rushing yards since Brandon Walker in 2006.

Funny enough, Robinson actually tied Walker despite playing 2 fewer games, both finishing with 1038 yards on the ground.

It’s been a pleasure covering Crimson Tide football this season, and I know that I can speak for all of Tide faithful when I say that I’m excited to see what the future holds for Minden.

I’d like to give a huge thanks to Coach Spencer Heard, Mark Chreene, Jake Chapman and Josh Beavers for being incredibly and unselfishly helpful all season long.

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