Muskies end season with spectacular win

It was a moment of vindication few of those present will ever forget. Sweet vindication, to be preciese, for the players, the long-suffering coaches, their loyal fans, and for the whole Muskie football program.
Last Friday (Oct. 28), the Muskies showed the form their coaches had been saying all along they could in a spectacular 49-8 win over Winnipeg’s Churchill Bulldogs at Canad Inns Stadium to close out their WHSFL season.
It was, by far, the Muskies’ best game of the year, said head coach Bob Swing.
“Everything fell into place,” he remarked.
Swing had loads of praise for his players. “The offence was spectacular, the defence was stellar, and the special teams were very good once again,” he noted.
The offence exploded in this game—scoring points as never before. Led by quarterback Blake Wepruk’s three touchdown passes, the Muskies found the
Churchill end zone again and again.
The black-and-gold also had an effective running attack Friday with Terry Carmody rushing 19 times for 215 yards and one touchdown.
Alex Wepruk, meanwhile, scored one touchdown on the ground and hauled in one of his brother’s touchdown passes. Bryan Gustafson also scored one on the ground and hauled in a pass for his two touchdowns.
Steve Boileau also snared one of quarterback Wepruk’s missiles for a touchdown.
Blake Wepruk rounded out the touchdown parade by running one in himself.
Wepruk proved himself as a passer, completing 10 of 11 attempts
for 146 yards.
The Muskie defence came through in fine style to support the offensive
effort. Tyler Brusven and Joel Herbert each intercepted a pass, snuffing out
Bulldog offensive drives.
Swing had praise for his defenders. “The defensive front was forever harassing their running backs and quarterback,” he remarked.
Special teams also came through for the Muskies in this game. Matt Badiuk
stood out with six tackles.
The Muskies’ spectacular win didn’t come easy, though, as the Churchill Bulldogs did not lie down even after falling behind by a wide margin, which won the praise of Swing.
“Churchill played hard right to the end,” he said.
The Muskie coaching staff is now looking to the future with ever-increasing optimism.
“It’s unfortunate that the year is over,” said Swing. “This season has been a great learning experience for the guys.
“The future looks very bright,” he enthused.