The Dryden Eagles and the Kenora Broncos have one week to figure out the mystery that is stopping the Muskie boys' soccer team.
In seven days in Kenora, the Muskies will be the heavy favourites to make it seven NorWOSSA championships in a row as they will have an automatic bye into the conference final on May 24 after wrapping up an undefeated regular season yesterday in Dryden.
The Fort (6-0) was airtight defensively and got enough done on offence to record a 3-0 victory over the Kenora Broncos (0-5-1) and a 2-0 shutout of the Dryden Eagles (2-3-1).
Jacob Albright proved to be unbeatable as he went the distance between the pipes in both games for the Muskies in posting back-to-back goose eggs.
Aaron Bujold and Cole Kowalski had the Muskie markers against Kenora.
Chase McGuire, Connor Nelson and Dawson Allen bulged the twine against Dryden, who will face the Broncos in the semifinal earlier in the day next Wednesday with the winner advancing to play the Fort.
As for the Muskie girls (2-3-1), second place was their landing place after a split yesterday.
The Fort slipped past Kenora (0-4-2) by a 2-1 margin in its first game before getting edged itself 2-1 by Dryden (5-0-1) in the Muskies' second outing.
Goal scorers and goalkeepers for the Fort were unavailable at press time.
The four-time defending champion Muskies will take on the Broncos in the semifinal next Wednesday in Kenora, with the survivor getting a crack at the first-place Eagles in the title game later in the day.
Fort Frances had veteran midfielder Jess Steele back in the starting lineup after being out since April 27 with what seemed to be a season-ending foot injury.
Steele did play part of one game for the Muskies during the Broncos Challenge Cup tournament this past weekend in Kenora.