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2-A-Days: Minden

2-A-Days: Minden

Antonio Rivette practices for the Minden Crimson Tide. Antonio Rivette practices for the Minden Crimson Tide.
MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - Head Coach Spencer Heard and the Minden Crimson Tide are looking to build on a 3-4 district record last season in district 1-4A. The Tide lost 16 seniors last season and are fairly young but the 2014 senior class is ready to take over and mentor the young guys.

One of those young faces will be sophomore quarterback Antonio Rivette, the guys call him "Tony the Tiger" because he's been great so far this off season. He will be behind one of the tide strengths their offensive line. 

Senior Christopher Dollar sees an improvement and credits the teams long hours in the weight room this summer. 

"The offensive line has definitely gotten stronger it really helps and you do need strength on the o-line to take care of those 300 pounders," said Dollar.

Coach Heard and the coaching staff have been focused on building team unity and getting stronger.

"One of our goals was to overall increase our strength by 30 percent in terms of getting stronger in terms of maxes and we exceeded that," said coach Heard.

The tigers secondary and linebacker core is really getting comfortable under second year head coach Heard and believes that their hard work will pay off with wins. 

Senior Taylor Mckissack is making the transition from fullback to linebacker and feels right at home.

"We didn't have much time to get to know him real good and practice but this year he's came in and we've started from the bottom and working our way to the top," said linebacker Taylor Mckissack.

The secondary will have speed and strength flying to the ball and Senior Marcellous Moses is focused on improvement.

"Last year we went 3-4 in district and it wasn't the best but it wasn't the worst either. This year we plan on coming out and being district champs bottom line," said Moses.

The tide will face the Southwood Cowboys on Sept. 5th in Minden. Last year the tide fell to the cowboys 32-28 in the closing seconds.

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