Nerd Notes: Homecoming 2021 Edition

Written by on October 8, 2021

It’s the biggest home game of the season tonight as the Crimson Tide hosts the 89th annual Homecoming game. This year’s homecoming is bigger than in previous years. Due to Covid-19 protocols last year, the classes of 1950, 60, 70, 80, 90, 2000, and 2010 were not recognized on the field and will be this year along with the classes of 1951, 61, 71, 81, 91, 2001, and 2011.

Since it is the homecoming game, it is double duty for Nerd Notes for week 6 against North DeSoto.

Let’s start with Homecoming.

  • Minden’s all-time homecoming record is 54-31-2
  • First homecoming game was in 1932 (34-0 win over Ruston)
  • Most consecutive wins on homecoming: 7 (1954-1960)
  • Most consecutive losses: 5 (1999-2003)
  • Most common homecoming opponent: North Caddo (13 games)
  • Most wins is also against North Caddo (11)
  • Most losses against: Bossier (4) (3-4 record against Bossier in Homecoming games)

For a little extra Homecoming Nerd Notes, here is the breakdown by decade of Minden’s Homecoming record.

  • 1930s:  6-2
  • 1940s:  2-6-1
  • 1950s:  8-2
  • 1960s:  7-2-1
  • 1970s:  5-5
  • 1980s:  9-1
  • 1990s:  5-5
  • 2000s:  4-6
  • 2010s:  8-2

Record under Coach Heard: 6-2 (since 2013)

Now, let’s move on to tonight’s opponent in North DeSoto.

  • Minden has played the Griffins every year since 2010 and this is the 15th game in the series overall.
  • Minden leads all-time series 9-5
  • Minden won the first 5 games of series, is 4-5 since 2012

There are a number of team and individual records in the series with North DeSoto, let’s start with Minden’s records first.

  • Total offense: 511 yards in 2016 (#7 all-time)
  • Yards per play: 10.9 in 2015 (#3 all-time)
  • 1st downs in a game: 21 in 2016 (#10 all-time)
  • Penalties in a game: 15 in 2011 (#5 all-time)
  • Most Interceptions thrown in game: Antonio Rivette, 5 in 2014 (#3 all –time)
  • Longest Punt Return: 80 yards, Tyrone Grider in 1997 (#4 all-time)
  • Longest Kickoff Return: 93 yards, Jarome Walton, 2009 (#5 all-time)
  • Most tackles in a game: Cameron Morgan, 19 in 2015 (#4) and Zi Baker, 18 in 2015 (#5)

As far as North DeSoto, they have a lot of team and individual records for a relatively short amount of games played against the Tide.

  • Total rushes in a game: North DeSoto holds the #3, #4, and #6 spots with 57 rushes in 2012, 56 rushes in 2014, and 55 rushes in 2015 and 2013, respectively.
  • Most rushing yards in game: 409 yards in 2012 (#6 all-time)
  • Rushing TDs in a game: 6 in 2012 (#7 all-time)
  • Total offensive plays in a game: 77 in 2015 (#5) and 69 in 2017 (#8)
  • Average yards per play: 9 in 2013 (#9)
  • 1st downs in a game: 25 in 2015 (#4) and 23 in 2013 (#8)
  • Penalties in a game: 15 in 2011 (#6)
  • Penalty yards in a game: 163 yards in 2011 (#4)
  • Interceptions made in a game: 5 in 2014 (#3)
  • Passing yards in game: 254 yards by Jaden Procell in 2016 (#10)
  • Rushing Yards: 214 yards by Aurren Cooksey in 2012 (#10)
  • Receiving Touchdowns in a game: 2 by Maguire Parker in 2015 (#7)
  • Punts in game: 6 by E.J. Holder (2016) and Chase Slater (2011) tied at #7
  • Punting average in a game: 47.0 by E.J. Holder in 2016 (#4)
  • Interceptions in a game: 3 by Caleb Brown in 2014 (#1)

And the biggest Nerd Note in the series against North DeSoto is one for the history books for sure. In 2016, Emily Frye became the first and to date, only female player in the history of Minden High football, and kicked an extra point against North DeSoto in the 35-20 home win.

That’s an awful lot of numbers, but it’s a big game tonight for Minden. Hopefully, the homecoming crowd will see the Tide break a 2 game losing streak tonight.

As always, if you can’t make the game, listen in on 104.5 FM KBEF or online at kbef.com!

 


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