District 1-4A co-leader Minden proved to be too much for the Bossier Bearkats Friday night at The Pit in Minden.
The Crimson Tide, ranked No. 5 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 4A poll, rolled up 436 yards, including 382 on the ground, in a 39-9 victory.
Minden (7-0, 4-0) is tied with Woodlawn (6-1, 4-0) for first place, one game ahead of Benton, with three games left in the regular season.
Bossier dropped to 3-4 and 1-3. The Bearkats host Fair Park (1-6, 1-3) this Friday. The Indians fell to Benton 31-0 Friday night.
“They’re very good,” Bossier coach Michael Concilio said of the Crimson Tide. “They’re very physical. They were beating us at the point of contact. There wasn’t anything we could really get going”.
All of Minden’s touchdowns were from at least 12 yards out. Quarterback Antonio Rivette scored on runs of 18 and 13 yards and threw a 29-yard TD pass to Tavarius Edwards. Patrick Heard scored the Tide’s final touchdown of the first half on a 47-yard run and Minden led 26-0 at the break.
Kolby Jackson went 70 yards with just 13 seconds gone in the third quarter. Jackson led Minden with 156 yards on just seven carries.
“They had some big plays early on,” Concilio said. “They had a big run for a touchdown to start the second half. Just seemed like we were really outmatched from the very first snap.”
Bossier got on the scoreboard on a 22-yard Rico St. Fleur field goal in the third quarter. Michael Green scored the Bearkats’ lone touchdown on a 4-yard run with 50 seconds left in the game.
Green led Bossier with 35 yards on seven carries. Deante Johnson had 28 on seven and Kaylan Green had 21 on nine.
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