Football Muskies advance to semis


The Muskie football team will get another crack at the Maples Marauders.
The third-ranked Muskies routed the last-place Neelin Spartans 47-9 in WHSFL Currie Division (‘A’) quarterfinal playoff action on Thursday afternoon at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg.
With the win, the black-and-gold advance to the CanadInns Bowl semifinals, where the squad will tangle with the second-ranked Marauders on Thursday at 5 p.m. at East Side Eagles Field.
The Muskies lost their only meeting with the Marauders by a 29-6 count back on Oct. 23 in the regular season and will definitely have payback on their minds.
Fort High scored seven touchdowns on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ home field on Thursday as its offence sprung back to life.
The Muskies led 34-7 at halftime before outscoring Neelin 13-2 the rest of the way to nab a berth in Thursday’s semifinal.
Muskie quarterback Brady Meeks racked up 103 yards through the air on 2 of 5 passing to go with two touchdowns.
He also rushed in a pair of scores and picked up another 111 yards on nine carries.
Running back Sean Huziak also had a pair of rushing touchdowns while racking up an impressive 193 yards on 24 carries.
The versatile athlete also went 3 of 5 on extra-point attempts as the Muskie kicker.
Gabe Hyatt also punched in a major and wound up with 13 yards on three carries.
Carson Noga nabbed both receiving touchdowns from Meeks, finishing with 103 yards on two receptions.
On defence, Colten Allen and Wyatt Richards led the way with eight tackles each while Huziak and William Richards both had five.
Noga had two tackles and recorded a sack while Allen also had a sack.
The undefeated Springfield Collegiate Sabres will face the fourth-ranked Churchill Bulldogs in the other Currie Division semifinal on Thursday, with the winners to advance to play for the CanadInns Bowl title next Thursday (Nov. 14) at Investors Group Field.