Football Muskies thump Bulldogs

Staff

A historic day on offence led to a second straight win for the Muskie football team on Friday.
The Muskies scored on their first three possessions of the game en route to thumping the Churchill Bulldogs 66-19 in their Winnipeg High School Football League home-opener at Fort High.
Muskie quarterback Brady Meeks was sensational in leading the black-and-gold (2-1) to its second straight win, setting a new single game Currie Division (‘A’) record in both passing yards (349) and touchdowns (6).
It didn’t take long for the Muskies to open the scoring in Friday’s rout of the Bulldogs, as running back Sean Huziak rushed in a major from just a few yards out on the first possession of the game.
Meeks then connected with Carson Noga, who went for lengthy TD run to push it to 14-0 (the extra point was good).
The Muskie pivot also found wide receiver Dale Berg with a 55-yard catch-and-run to extend it to a 21-point cushion (the extra point was good).
But not giving up, the Bulldogs’ talented running back caught the Muskies’ defence off-guard and rambled for two lengthy touchdown runs to trim it to 21-13 after 12 minutes of play.
Huziak then punted a single early in the second quarter after Churchill had fumbled the ball on their first possession and the Muskies recovered it.
Meeks then found Huziak for a 15-yard strike as the black-and-gold went up 29-13 (the extra point was good).
Noga and Berg also were the recipients of lengthy TD passes while Huziak rambled in another major as the Muskies carried a commanding 47-13 lead into halftime.
In the third, Huziak rambled for another lengthy major to push it to 53-13 (the extra point was blocked).
The Bulldogs (0-2) threatened to score later in the frame, getting to within a few yards of the endzone but an impressive goalline stand by the Muskies held them at bay and turned it over on downs.
Meeks then found Noga for another major early in the fourth for his final passing TD of the game before the Bulldogs got another major to make it 59-19.
Meeks then went from throwing touchdowns to scoring them as rookie pivot Nolan Antonick connected with him on a 44-yard major to round out the scoring (the extra point was good).
Meeks finished the game going 8 of 9 for 349 yards and six touchdowns.
Huziak rambled for 200-plus yards for the second straight game, finishing with 261 on 12 carries and punching in three scores.
He also had one reception that he turned into a touchdown and went 6 of 9 on extra-point attempts.
On defence, Colton Allen led the way with 16 tackles while Aaron Scheibler had 14 tackles and two forced fumbles.
The Muskies will resume action this Friday when they welcome the Tec Voc Hornets (1-2) to Fort High at 3 p.m for their annual Homecoming game.