Muskies nab first win of season

Lucas Punkari

What a difference a week made for the Muskie football team.
After being shellacked 36-0 by the St. Norbert Celtics in their WHSFL season-opener here back on Sept. 9, the black-and-gold bounced back Friday afternoon with a 14-2 victory over the host Tec Voc Hornets.
“It was nice to pick up the victory, that’s for sure,” enthused head coach Chad Canfield, who was back in charge on the sidelines after missing the season opener due to work commitments.
“Shane Beckett did an excellent job preparing the guys for this game in looking at the video we had of Tec Voc,” Canfield noted.
“And it was kind of funny during the game as he knew every play that Tec Voc was running out of the formations they were [in], so it was good to have him there,” he added.
Muskie running back Harley Mainville pounded his way into the end zone twice in short yardage situations to provide all of the offence the Muskies needed.
But as Canfield was quick to point out, the entire team was firing on all cylinders.
“It was just one of those total team efforts,” he lauded.
“Our defence was amazing as they didn’t allow a touchdown or a field goal the entire game,” Canfield noted.
“And offensively, our two touchdowns were both set up from some big passes by our young quarterback, Ben Whitburn, and from Colton Craig,”
The black-and-gold will take their 1-1 record into the annual Homecoming game this Friday at 1 p.m. against the Sisler ‘A’ Spartans.