Short-handed Tide no match for Knights in rematch of 2016 district championship game
Minden’s district title dreams were dashed in devestating fashion Friday at Independence Stadium, as the Woodlawn Knights (5-2, 3-1) left no doubt as to who the better team was.
Woodlawn’s dynamic duo of Trivensky Mosley and Larry Moton each scored three touchdowns, Minden’s offense sputtered without Patrick Heard and Minden (4-3, 2-2) was all but mathematically eliminated from the district 1-4A race with a 48-7 loss. Early on, it appeared Minden was up to the task as the Tide trailed just 8-7 with 5 minutes remaining in the half. Mosley extended the Knights’ lead to 16-7 with his second touchdown of the night. Minden’s next possession was a quick 3-and-out deep in their own territory, setting up a one-play drive and Mosley’s third rushing score of the evening. Woodlawn tacked on another score before the half to lead 28-7 at the half. Without their top two rushers – Zack Gage went out with an injury in the second quarter – and trailing by three scores, Minden was forced to become one-dimensional. Quarterback Seth Tyler finished the game with 37 attempts, completing 19 passes for 152 yards with one touchdown and 2 interceptions. Minden’s top cornerback, Jecareon Lathan, was also out for this contest, which allowed Woodlawn quarterback Kentrez Roby to pass for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the second time this season, the Tide also allowed two players to rush for 0ver 100 yards, as Mosley finished with 15 carries for 157 yards and Moton added 5 carries for 126 yards.
Minden’s offense went trhough senior slot man Decoriun Brim. Brim led the team with 10 catches for 66 yards and scored Minden’s only touchdown of the night with a 5-yard reception early in the second quarter. The Tide have to regroup at warp-speed to be ready for a Thursday night showdown in Blanchard against the high-flying Northwood Falcons.