After weeks of hard work and several losses along the way, the Muskie ‘C’ football team finally did something they hadn’t done all season.
They won a football game.
The Muskies drubbed the International Falls Broncos ‘C’ team 26-0 in an exhibition game here last Friday afternoon. Head coach Rob Tysz said it was a perfect ending to the season.
“The boys had learned a lot of fundamentals this season and they put it to work in this one,” said Tysz, whose team finished with a 1-5-1 record.
“Without a doubt, everyone came together on offence and defence.”
The Muskies jumped all over the Broncos early, opening up a 20-0 halftime lead. First, Bryan Chambers scored touchdowns on runs from 20 and 10 yards out.
Then Andrew George—normally the team’s quarterback but playing flanker in this game—scored on a reverse late in the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Chambers scored his third major of the game when he returned an interception 60 yards.
The Muskie defence was stellar all afternoon, limiting the Broncos to just few first downs until late in the game when the Falls managed its only sustained drive.
Tysz felt his players gained confidence with their early first-half offensive burst. After that, he said the offence seemed to be clicking on all cylinders.
The offence had moved the ball at times during the season but had trouble in the red zone to finish off drives. Tysz said everything came together last Friday.
“When we hit the first one early, the guys started to feel good about themselves,” he remarked. “We started to move the ball with the first drive.”