A champion will be crowned tomorrow afternoon (November 5, 2021) as Dryden High School Eagles (4-0) football team is going for all the marbles as they host the Fort Frances Muskies (3-2) in the NorWOSSA final.
The Eagles are coming into this game off a bye week due to them finishing first in the division with a perfect 4-0 record.
The Muskies on the other hand took a longer way to get to the championship game as they has to play a semi-final against the Beaver Brae Broncos, which they won 37-18.
Eagles head coach Geoff Zilkalns said he and his team are eager for tomorrow’s match-up.
“We’ve had that bye week, and two weeks is a long time to go between games so I think we’re eager to go if we could start a little sooner we would be glad to do that,” said Zilkalns
In practice, over the past couple of weeks, the team has been sticking to the fundamentals to prepare for the championship final.
“We know Fort Frances is going to be physical and a challenge to play against and so just trying to refine things and keep the skill at a higher level and see what happens.”
The Eagles took both games against the Muskies this season winning by scores of 20-8 and 13-1.
This season the Eagles have put up 20 points per game, but their defense has been the real story as they have held their opponents to an average of 4 points per game.
“They’ve been really consistent and strong throughout all four games, and it took a while to blend things as we had a core of people that have been around with that big gap. Finding ourselves through that process was the interesting part.”
Zilkalns concluded by saying the Eagles will be ready for the consistent rushing attack, and the physicality they have seen previously this season from the Muskies.
The kickoff for tomorrow’s affair will be at 2:30 p.m. at DHS.