‘Bees’ finish season on sour note

It was a tough way for the Muskie ‘B’ team’s football season to end.
The “Bees” suffered their worst loss of their season—a 55-6 romp at the hands of the Roseau Rams there Tuesday—to wrap up the exhibition campaign with an 0-5 record.
Muskie co-coach Todd Calder said they were jumped on early in the first quarter. The Rams scored on their first offensive series en route to a 22-0 halftime lead.
“[The Rams] scored a lot early and our guys started making mistakes,” said Calder.
The Muskies’ only scoring drive came in the third quarter when grade nine quarterback Ty Griffith connected on a 30-yard pass to Armando Gauthier.
The Muskies missed the two-point conversion, and the Rams continued to pour it on.
Still, Calder said he was pleased how well the team has worked hard at improving this season, noting the number of players who were playing organized football for the first time was too high.
He noted the program will continue to see this dip as long as the ‘C’ team remains in limbo.
“[The ‘C’ level] is when they should be learning the basics,” said Calder, who finished his second season as Bees co-coach with Lou Gauthier.
“In the coming years, that number will only get higher if there’s still no ‘C’ program.”
Muskie Touchdown Club director Bob Swing announced back in the summer that the ‘C’ program would take a year hiatus due to lack of facilities and coaching interest.
The entire ‘B’ team will continue practising with the ‘A’ squad until their season ends. Some players also will dress and make the remaining trips with the team to Winnipeg, including the one tomorrow against the Sisler Spartans, said Calder.
The “Bees” had been very competitive near the end of the season, getting edged by the International Falls Broncos 12-6 over there and the Warroad Warriors 21-6 here last Thursday.