The Muskie ‘B’ football team had another tough day on the gridiron yesterday, losing a 34-0 decision to the host Warroad Warriors.
The loss dropped the “Bees” to 0-4 on the season but they’ll be looking to turn things around next week with a pair of home games, including a rematch with the Warriors on Tuesday and then their season finale Oct. 2 versus the Roseau Rams.
Both games are slated for at 4:30 p.m. at Westfort.
Despite the lopsided score, Muskie ‘B’ head coach Bob Fryer said several of his players had an outstanding game yesterday in Warroad, including backup quarterback Mark Mercure and halfback Dave Gemmell.
He also singled out Michael Sovereign for coming up with a big interception, as well as Adam McTavish, who scampered 40 yards on a reverse that came up just short of a touchdown.
The “Bees” played their home opener here last Thursday, this time falling 36-7 to the International Falls Broncos.
After spotting the junior Broncos a 16-0 lead on a pair of touchdowns and two-point conversions, McTavish scored on a well-executed 57-yard reverse to make it 16-7 with under two minutes to play in the half.
But then the wheels fell off as the Broncos scored twice before halftime—the first coming just three plays after McTavish’s major (the extra point was blocked) and the second two plays after the black-and-gold fumbled the kickoff—to make it 29-7.
The Falls got their last touchdown in the third quarter.
Fryer admitted the team was having trouble with its pass coverage during the Falls game but added that was something they were addressing.
He also noted the Broncos fielded a much bigger squad.
“The kids are trying real hard and there are a lot of good efforts out there but, at times, it became a question of size,” Fryer said.
“[The Broncos] have a whole supply of kids to choose from.”