It’s never too early to dust off the helmet and pads, and to dig the caked dirt out of those cleats.
The Muskie football team will be hosting its annual spring camp next week (June 7-11), with workouts slated from 6-8 p.m. at Muskie Field.
Then on June 12, to finish the week, the black-and-gold will host a scrimmage against WHSFL rival Dryden at 12:30 p.m.
Incoming coach Chad Canfield is encouraging interested players to come out and give football a try in order to help the Muskie program bounce back.
“We will have a great group of coaches that will be out for the spring camp,” enthused Canfield, who takes over the program from Andrew George.
“I would like to encourage students who will be in Grade 9 through 12 next year to give football a try,” he added.
“I think we can have a really strong football team if we can get a good turnout.
“Students need to realize that likely they’ll only get one opportunity to play organized football and that is in high school,” Canfield reasoned.
“They certainly shouldn’t miss that opportunity,” he stressed.
The squad is hoping to rebound from a tumultuous 2009 that saw the black-and-gold forfeit a mid-season game because injuries left the Muskies without enough players to field a team.
The squad was able to recruit players on the fly and suited up for its remaining games, finishing the season at 0-7.