Muskies blanked again


The Muskie football team saw its offence struggle once again as the black-and-gold suffered their second-straight shutout in Winnipeg.
Playing at Canad Inns Stadium, home of the Blue Bombers, the Muskies fell 34-0 to the Sisler Spartans on Friday.
Fort High (1-5) lost in Winnipeg the previous week, as well, taking a 42-0 thumping from the first-place Dakota Lancers.
The Muskies will look to halt their four-game losing streak in their regular-season finale this Friday afternoon versus the St. Norbert Celtics (1-5) in a battle to stay out of the WHSFL basement heading into the post-season Oct. 28-29.
The Muskies lost 20-12 to the Celtics in an exhibition game in Winnipeg back on Sept. 3.
The black-and-gold do not yet know whether they will play on Oct. 28 or 29 as the playoff schedule will be determined once the final standings are established.
Should the Muskies win this Friday and the St. John’s Tigers (2-4) lose, Fort High would win the tiebreaker and finish in sixth place given they beat St. John’s 9-7 on Sept. 17 for their lone win of the year so far.
If both teams win, or if the Muskies win and the Tigers tie, Fort High will finish seventh.
If the Muskies lose here Friday, they’ll finish the season in eighth place, setting up a first-round showdown with Dakota.