Minden’s Crimson Tide ran into a stone wall in Stonewall Friday night, dropping a 51-0 decision on the road to last year’s state runner-up North Desoto in a District 1-4A conference game.
North Desoto’s defense allowed the Tide into its territory only twice during the game with both of those intrusions coming in the first half when the Griffins were building a 28-0 lead behind the passing of sophomore quarterback Luke Delafield.
Delafield hit Landry Wyatt with a 27-yard score with 32 seconds left in the first quarter, then found Trysten Hopper on a six-yard TD toss with just four seconds remaining in the half. He finished the night with three scoring tosses, the last going 40 yards to Wyatt on the final play of the third quarter.
Other Griffin scores came on runs of 22 and six yards by Kenny Thomas, a 40-yard interception return from Kyle Remedes, and a Miller Warren 20-yard pass reception from backup QB Nick Turpen. A bad snap out of the endzone on a Tide punt attempt resulted in a safety.
With the loss, the Tide falls to 0-4 on the year while North DeSoto raises its record to 3-1.
Next action for Minden comes next Friday when the Huntington Raiders come to W.W. Williams Stadium for the Tide’s Homecoming celebration.