Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Minden to take on West Ouachita

Crimson Tide looking to rebound from last week’s loss

Not much went right for the Minden Crimson Tide last week against North DeSoto.

The defense gave up 409 yards rushing to the Griffins, while netting a total of negative 61 on the ground. The Tide's passing game only netted 77 yards between the two quarterbacks and the Tide turned the ball over six times.

"Certainly, it was a disappointing performance," Minden high head coach Randy Peters said. "I thought we started out OK. We had the turnover going into the end zone and it went down from there. But when you watch the film, you can see things here and there where if we do things differently, it would have been better. So it looked worse than it really was."

This week the Tide will look to improve on those numbers as they head to West Monroe to take on the West Ouachita Chiefs.

West Ouachita is also 0-1 on the year, as they lost 21-3 to Pineville in their opener last week. The Chiefs only points came on a 53-yard fourth quarter field goal.

"They're a scrappy bunch of kids," Peters said. "They are well coached and have a good defensive line. They don't seem quite as fast as usual, but they seem disciplined and play hard. Offensively, they run anything from a spread look to a Power I kind of deal."

Peters said his team was disappointed in their play Friday night, and has practiced well this week.

"The kids believe they are better than the way they played and they're anxious to prove that," he said. "I think they'll play with a chip on their shoulders this week. We've had a good week of practice and I think they'll be ready to play."

Peters likes his team's chances Friday night, but knows West Ouachita will play hard.

"They're hungry for a win also," he said. "We just need to play sound football. We can't turn the ball over and hopefully we can control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. And we need to cut out the mental mistakes we made last week."






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