Tough debut for Muskie ‘C’ squad

The young lions had their paws rapped, but their wounds should heal enough for them to fight another day.
The Baudette Bears, made up mainly of Grade 8 players, took advantage of the Muskie ‘C’ football squad’s Grade 7-based lineup in a 44-0 win here yesterday in the black-and-gold’s seasonopener.
“The [Bears’] first unit is mostly Grade 8 and we’ve only got four Grade 8 players,” noted Muskie ‘C’ head coach Dean Bruyere, who lauded Jesse Brunetta and Matt DePiero as having solid games for the home side.
The Bears jumped out to a 30-0 lead after the first quarter before the Muskie defence buckled down to keep Baudette’s offence under control for most of the rest of the contest.
“We’ve got a couple of weeks [until the Muskies’ next game Sept. 22 at Baudette]—we’ll be in much better shape by then,” predicted Bruyere.
“We’ve only had five practices in full uniform.”^In related news, the Muskies’ scheduled exhibition games in Thunder Bay this weekend have been moved to Sept. 27-28.