Bulldogs ruin Muskie Homecoming

The Muskie ‘A’ football team found out you can go home again, but that doesn’t necessarily mean old troubles won’t be following close behind.
A lacklustre start put the blackand- gold in yet another first-half hole that they couldn’t climb out of as the Churchill Bulldogs—sitting at 4-1 in the Winnipeg High School Football League—earned a 27-13 victory in the annual Homecoming game here Friday afternoon.
Running back Evan Bowness ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter and Danny Larson added one in the second to stake the Bulldogs to a 21-0 lead.
But the Muskies (0-5) battled back in the final two minutes of the second quarter, scoring a touchdown and a safety to make it 21-9 at halftime.
Churchill topped off their offensive output with a touchdown run by Bowness early in the third quarter after the Muskies had fumbled a punt deep in their own zone.
Rather than punt into a stiff wind deep in their own zone, the Bulldogs then surrendered two more safeties to round out the scoring.
A sizable hometown crowd couldn’t help the Muskies avoid their 16th-straight loss in WHSFL play.
The black-and-gold now are the league’s only remaining winless squad after the Sisler Spartans entered the win column Friday by edging the Kelvin Clippers 17-16.
The Spartans (1-3-1), currently in a fifth-place tie with the defending WHSFL champion Oak Park Raiders, visit Fort Frances to clash with the Muskies this Friday at 4 p.m.
In related news, the Muskie ‘B’ squad will suit up against the visiting Lake of the Woods (Baudette) Bears today at 4:30 p.m. in their last home game of the season.