Leonard, Webb named all-stars

Lucas Punkari

After playing key roles in the surprising semi-final showing for the Muskie football team this past season, two members of the black-and-gold have been rewarded for their efforts.
Grade 12 offensive lineman Jamon Leonard and Grade 10 defensive back Braden Webb both were named to the Currie Division’s all-star team­.
That’s doubling the number of Muskies who made the squad a year ago when offensive lineman Chris Bobczynski was honoured.
“I had a pretty good feeling that both of those guys would make the team given the season that they had,” said Muskie coach Chad Canfield.
“Jamon’s one of those guys that does everything at full speed as he plays the game hard,” Canfield noted.
“And he’s also consistent in beating the guy across from him, which is something I think the other coaches in the league who vote for the [all-star] team saw.
“As for Braden, he has great ball skills,” added Canfield. “And to have 10 picks [interceptions] this year is pretty fantastic at this level, so we’re very excited to have him back for another two years.
“Both guys couldn’t be more different in how they are out on the field, though, as Jamon doesn’t say a whole lot [while] Braden’s always out there talking,” he joked.
Canfield was hoping another Muskie, Grade 11 student Colton Craig, also would make the all-star team thanks to his contributions in a variety of positions on offence.
“He’s classified, though, on the roster as a running back, and it was going to be tough for anyone to get in that spot when you had great players like the ones at Elmwood [Tyree Cayer] and Sisler [Jayde Erasmo],” Canfield explained.
“However, I think he’ll have a good chance of making the team next year when he gets moved back to his regular position at slot back.”
The Muskies will hand out their year-end team awards during a banquet next Tuesday (Nov. 22), which gets underway at 5 p.m. at the Fort Frances Curling Club.