Football hopefuls ready for spring camp

The annual Muskie ‘A’ spring football camp, which gets underway Monday, is looking to give players a taste of the upcoming season.
“It will be a full-gear practice,” said head coach Bob Swing, whose squad will enter their second season in the Winnipeg High School Football League this fall.
“And it’s open for anyone who is looking to try out [this fall].”
The camp, which runs from May 27-30 and June 3-5 starting at 5:30 p.m., will begin with on-field workouts and wrap up with a full scrimmage on the final day.
So far, 54 students have signed up for the spring camp. Swing said the ‘A’ team will carry 30-35 players, with another 20-25 on the Muskie ‘B’ team (ninth-graders).
A coach for that team has not been chosen yet.
Students currently in Grade 8 are welcome to watch the camp if they have any questions. A barbecue also will be held on the last day (June 5) for students in Grades 5-7 interested in playing on the Muskie ‘C’ team this coming season.
The black-and-gold, who went 4-4 overall in their first season of WHSFL play last year, are ranked second behind defending champion Oak Park this year.
In related news, a handful of Muskie players are participating in camps and exhibition games in Winnipeg this weekend.
Departing seniors Adam McTavish and Jock Gemmell will play in the Subway Blue Bomber Senior Bowl—featuring the top players from the WHSFL and the Midget Football League of Manitoba—on Sunday.
It’s a chance for university and college scouts to get a last-minute look at players before they sign with schools.
Meanwhile, seven other Muskies—Andrew George, Ty Griffith, Shane McDonald, Kevin Tysz, Mac Lougheed, Rick Ricard, Dennis Ogilvie, and Jordy Botsford—will take part in a Bombers-sponsored camp.