Whippets Fall To Broken Bow, 27-14 Print
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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 13:22

Minden was hoping to start the season with two wins for the first time since 2011 but Broken Bow pulled away in the second half for a 27-14 victory over the Whippets on August 31 in Minden. At 1-1, Minden was scheduled to play at Sidney on September 7.
There was no scoring in the opening period. Each team’s first four possessions, spanning the entire first quarter and about half of the second, ended in punts. On the Whippets’ next possession, they fumbled and Broken Bow recovered at the Minden 36. The Indians then connected on a 33-yard pass play that gave them first-and-goal from the three. On second-and-goal from the two, Broken Bow had an errant snap and Aiden Smith pounced on the loose ball at the eight. Two plays later, wide receiver Jay Maska got behind the Indians’ secondary and quarter Elijah Lovin heaved a long pass that Maska juggled, secured and then sprinted toward the south end zone. He got caught just as he reached the goal line but tumbled across the line to complete a 92-yard scoring play that put the Minden crowd on their feet and celebrating in the aisles. Irvin Hernandez kicked the extra point putting Minden up 7-0 with 3:12 to go in the half.
With just 31 seconds remaining before halftime, Broken Bow culminated a nine-play drive with an 11-yard scoring toss and added the point after to tie the contest at 7-7. That is how the half ended.

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