Despite going winless in their first three games this season, head coach Rob Tysz said he’s been very pleased with the Muskie ‘C’ team’s progress.
The latest setback was a 14-0 defeat at the hands of Warroad here last Thursday (their second-straight shutout loss) but Tysz said his players continue to improve each game.
“We have [one] game left and we are learning the basic fundamentals,” said Tysz. “It’s been darn good. It’s not as if they’ve been out of the game, it’s always been the big plays that have hurt us.
“They’ve been very solid. I think we’re really coming together,” he stressed.
Despite scoring just one touchdown in three games, Tysz said the offence actually has done a good job moving the ball. The problem has been getting the ball into the end zone.
“We’ve moved the ball quite a bit,” Tysz noted. “Our quarterback, Andrew George, is actually what’s made our team. He could step into the ‘A’ and ‘B’ program.”
Another difference is with the Muskie program split into three teams this season, the ‘C’ squad is able to play kids of their same age and size.
“It’s now more of an even playing field and it’s been a nice gesture in that we can match our players with equal size,” Tysz remarked.
Being in each and every game also has been instrumental in keeping the players interested in football. And in fact, a couple of breaks here and there and this team could soon chalk up one in the win column.
“Absolutely. Our fellows have never really had a win but the team knows they can win a game,” Tysz stressed.
The ‘C’ squad wraps up its schedule tomorrow (Oct. 7) at 4:30 p.m. in International Falls.