Muskie ‘C’ team looks to get rolling

With the start of Muskie football camp yesterday came promise of resurrecting the ‘C’ program this fall.
Muskie ‘A’ head coach Bob Swing said students entering Grade 6-8 this fall who are interested in playing football are welcome to attend an information meeting this Thursday (Aug. 15) at 5:30 p.m. at Muskie Field.
“We’re looking at a simple question-and-answer period and get a feel for volunteers,” said Swing. “Everyone intending to play high school football, whether it’s for the ‘A’, ‘B’, or ‘C’ team, should attend this meeting.”
Registration fees should be finalized after the meeting, he added.
The ‘C’ program was inactive last year due to a lack of coaches and facilities.
This year, Mike Gurski will head the team, which already has booked games in International Falls in October and also is working on exhibition games against Winnipeg-based schools.
“We had it up and running for three years and then it died again when we couldn’t find coaches to do it,” said Swing. “We’re looking to get it going again.”
On the field yesterday, players trying out for the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams ran basic drills, stretches, and exercises without pads. The team isn’t allowed to run full practices with gear until next Monday (Aug. 19).
Their first action will be an exhibition game slated Aug. 30 at the Falls Broncos.
The Muskie ‘A’ team enters its second year in the Winnipeg High School Football League as the second-ranked team in the ‘AA’ conference. They went 4-3 last season before bowing out in the league quarter-finals.
Former NorWOSSA rival Kenora Broncos also will be in the ‘AA’ conference this season. The Dryden Eagles are playing in the ‘A’ division again.