‘Gamble’ pays off as Muskies lose again

With the chips on the table, the Grant Park Pirates let it ride—and came through with an ace up their sleeve.
Running back Garret Gamble rambled 40 yards for the winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter here Friday afternoon as the Pirates edged the Muskies 21-17 victory in Winnipeg High School Football League play.
“[Grant Park] played hard, and they got the breaks when they needed them,” said Muskie head coach Bob Swing, whose own team put forth its best effort of the season despite coming out on the wrong end of the score.
Kevin Gemmell’s 45-yard reception and 82-yard punt return accounted for both touchdowns for the Muskies, whose 14-13 advantage at the break was their first half-time lead this season.
Andrew Sonnasinh also kicked a 22-yard field goal to round out the Muskies’ scoring.
Andrew Harris’ 85-yard kick-off return, a conceded safety by Fort Frances punter Kyle McTavish, and a 29-yard field goal and two single points booted by kicker Graham Thompson accounted for the rest of Grant Park’s offence.
The Pirates improved to 3-3 on the season.
The Muskies (0-6) currently are tied with Kelvin High School for the eighth and final playoff spot, with the tiebreaker to be based on points for and against.
The two teams are not scheduled to face each other as the Muskies wrap up the regular season this Friday afternoon against the Sisler Spartans (2-4) at Winnipeg Stadium.