Muskies knock off Giants

Staff

It seems the Muskie football team has some early-season momentum.
A week after routing the host Tec Voc Hornets 42-0, the Muskies (2-1) had to dig down deep defensively in grinding out a 14-8 win over the previously undefeated Elmwood Giants (2-1) in their WHSFL home-opener Friday afternoon.
After a scoreless first quarter, Muskie quarterback Brady Meeks found some room down the sideline on the left side of the field and ran in a three-yard touchdown to open the scoring.
Instead of kicking the extra point, Meeks opted to run a two-point conversion play, in which he found offensive linesman Colten Allen in the end zone as the Muskies jumped out to an 8-0 lead with just 13 seconds to go before halftime.
That success was short-lived, though, as the Giants came back to tie it with a touchdown of their own on the first possession of third quarter (the two-point convert was good).
But Meeks connected with receiver Cam Bowles, who ran for a three-yard touchdown to put the Muskies back up 14-8 in the fourth.
Fort High once again opted to try the two-point convert but it was thwarted by the Giants’ defence–leaving the game in the hands of the Muskie defence with 2:17 to go.
But the black-and-gold stood tall to preserve the win.
Meeks finished the game going four-for-15 for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Bowles racked up 116 yards on 19 carries while also scoring a touchdown.
Riley Argue had three catches for 80 yards while Ayden Gushulak had one catch for 16 yards to round out the offence.
On defence, Allen led the way with eight tackles while Josh Gerley had seven.
Aaron Scheibler and William Richards both recorded four-and-a-half tackles while Wyatt Richards had three.
On special teams, Carson Noga had two punt returns for 24 yards while Argue had a 31-yard kick-off return.
The Muskies next are in action this Friday (Sept. 28) when they visit Lorette Scorpions (0-2) at 2 p.m.