Muskies mauled by Kodiaks

There are no guarantees in life— or evidently, in football, either.
Muskie ‘A’ football head coach Bob Swing had vowed last week that the black-and-gold would end their lengthy WHSFL losing streak, but the River East Kodiaks had their own ideas last Friday afternoon in Winnipeg.
The result was a 43-13 victory by the Kodiaks (1-1), which saddled Fort Frances (0-2) with its 10th-consecutive defeat dating back to the 2001 playoffs and relegated them to the WHSFL basement.
The Muskie offence has had its troubles again this season putting points on the board.
But it’s the defensive unit, which kept the squad in several games during last year’s 0-8 campaign, that has got off to a surprisingly rough start this season in surrendering a league-high 83 points over the first two weeks of play— almost double the second-worst total of the defending champion Oak Park Raiders (44).
The task gets more difficult for the Muskies this Friday when they will play their third-straight road game against the rejuvenated Kelvin Clippers (1-0-1).
The Clippers, who also went winless last year and missed the playoffs, beat the Kodiaks 23-0 in their opener before playing to a 13-13 draw with the Grant Park Pirates (1-0-1), who beat the Muskies 40-14 in the seasonopener.
The black-and-gold will end their regular-season away schedule Sept. 26 against the Raiders, before finally getting a chance to play in front of friendly faces at their annual Homecoming game Oct. 3 against the Churchill Bulldogs.