The Minden High Crimson Tide have been on point the past two weeks, earning back to back district wins over Woodlawn and Fair Park.
The Crimson Tide currently sits at 3-2 on the season and have an unblemished 2-0 record in district.
Their opponent this week, Loyola College Prep, will try and end the Tide’s winning streak while bouncing back from last week’s loss to Huntington.
In this week’s match up, Minden High will have one sure-fire advantage with the game being played at The Pit in front of the rowdy Crimson Tide fans.
Minden has gone so far as to add additional seating in the endzone to increase the volume this week.
“We’re looking forward to being back in front of our fans,” head coach Spencer Heard said. “We are hoping for a big crowd and a lot of noise. We realize the importance of this game being at home because after this our next two are on the road in not so welcoming environments.”
Loyola poses a big challenge for the Tide, with the Flyers being a very capable opponent on both sides of the ball.
“They are a big, physical team,” Heard said. “They have a big line, a stud fullback and some good pieces around those guys. They like to sustain long, time consuming drives. Defensively they can really go, too. They’re much better than their record indicates.”
Minden is playing well coming into this one, pounding opponents on the ground and playing stifling defense.
“I think our mindset is good right now,” Heard said. “Anytime you put a couple wins together it’s nice. We’re just worried about getting ready this week at practice and making sure that we’re ready to go on Friday night.”
After Friday night’s game, the Tide has just four remaining games on the regular season schedule.
Having had five games to watch his team, Heard said that this team was well set up for not just a district run, but the extended future.
“I think this team has met the expectation we set out for them,” Heard said. “It was hard to tell how good we could be with a lot of young guys and unknown talent. Our seniors have guided them this year and feel the future looks bright.”