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Minden holds 2017 football banquet

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(Blake Branch/Press-Herald) Minden head football coach Spencer Heard was master of ceremonies for Thursday's 2017 Minden football banquet

The Minden Crimson Tide football team, coaching staff and training staff gathered with family and friends Thursday evening at the Minden High School cafeteria to commemorate the 2017 football season with their annual football banquet.

The Tide finished 5-6 this season, earning the program’s fourth-consecutive trip to the postseason before falling to McDonogh #35 in New Orleans.

(Blake Branch/Press-Herald) Head coach Spencer Heard recaps the 2017 season to a full house at Thursday’s football banquet.

The event was highly-attended and well-produced with photographs of players from the season spread across the many tables in the room.

A delicious meal of steak, chicken or pork, plus sides, was provided by Hugh Wood Catering.

(Blake Branch/Press-Herald) Minden senior Connor Zaldivar receives his all-district plaque from Minden DL coach Scotty Wise.

Following dinner, awards for All-District, All-Area and All-Parish were given out, with the only exception being Patrick Heard’s composite Academic All-State presentation by Minden High Principal Becky Wilson.

(Blake Branch/Press-Herald) Minden Principal Becky Wilson awards Minden senior Patrick Heard with a plaque in recognition of his LHSAA Composite Academic All-State selection.

Recognition was given to Minden’s training staff and volunteer coaches and Minden’s senior received commemorative footballs and plaques before the events ended with the team lining up to wish the seniors well.

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