2017 High School Team Preview (MB): Muskies are young but passionate

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will be posting high school/Cégep team previews from June to September as part of our comprehensive season coverage. Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) has tapped into our network of coaches to produce team previews for the 2017 season. The #CFCteampreviews highlight top returning players, team strengths, and toughest opponents.

CFC also will bring you the national high school football rankings known as the #CFC50. Last year’s final rankings were the most controversial to date…and we heard about it. Whether you agree or disagree, we love hearing from you. For an explanation of how the rankings are computed, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Fort Frances Muskies (Andy Currie A–Fort Frances, Ontario)

The Fort Frances Muskies have surpassed their record from last season in the first quarter of this year. Last season the Muskies were in the Vidruk Division and ended up winless, but this season they defeated the Maples Marauders 41-18 in week one of Currie Division action to earn their first victory in two seasons.

One thing the Muskies have changed is their offensive formation. This year the team will run an I formation instead of the spread trips they used last year.

Brady Meeks (12)

Mike Cuzzolino’s team is still learning and they’re a bit young, but they have good quality players who want to learn and have the desire to win and get better.

The coaching staff at Fort Frances will be telling their team to come ready to practice as hard as you play, to bring the intensity, and be excellent at fundamentals.

On offense, Sekina Scheibler, Sean Huziak and Brady Meeks are all players that can break the game open.

Sean Huziak (15)

Sekina Scheibler is an extremely gifted athlete, a hard runner, and has a never give up attitude.

Defensively, Graham Anderson, Damon Nyberg and Sekina Scheibler will be a force for the Muskies.

Graham Anderson is a strong, quick athlete, and an extremely hard worker. Sean Huziak has a never quit attitude, he’s aggressive, and a good leader.

Brady Meeks will be at the helm this year for Fort Frances. “Brady brings a high football IQ, and passion and a desire to win,” said Cuzollino.

Sekina Scheibler (25)

The Fort Frances Muskies will rely heavily on Sekina Scheibler this year. Sekina is strong, quick and smart. Coach Mike Cuzzolino had some nice words to say about Sekina, “The team responds a lot differently when he is in the lineup. He missed most of last season with a foot injury, and he is the unquestioned face of Muskie football, a true leader, and demands the most not only out of himself but others on the field also.”

In their week one win, Sekina Scheibler was named CTV’s Offensive Player of the Week in the Andy Currie Division when he carried the ball for 309 yards on 19 carries, and scored 6 touchdowns.


Fort Frances Muskies (Andy Currie A–Fort Frances, Ontario)
Head Coach: Mike Cuzzolino – 4th year as head coach, 7th year with the team
#CFC50 Ranking: n/a
2016 Record: 0-7
Key Returnees: Sekina Scheibler, Riley Argue, Graham Anderson, Damon Nyberg, Brady Meeks, Sean Huziak
Key Losses: Doug Debernardeaux, Brandon Whitecrow
Number of returning players- 16
“X” Factor: Sekina Scheibler


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How is the #CFC50 evaluated?

The #CFC50 rankings considers all conference and non-conference games (in Canada and the United States) while scrimmages are not evaluated (there is no such thing as an exhibition game – those are non-conference games).

Leagues included in rankings: British Columbia AAA Varsity, Alberta Tier One, Saskatchewan 12-man 4A, Manitoba AAA Varsity, Ontario OFSAA Bowl AAA qualified teams, Quebec Juvenile Division 1, New Brunswick 12-man, Nova Scotia Tier 1.

The #CFC50 is a relative ranking that considers top tier leagues from all eight high school playing provinces (minimum one team represented from each province).  The CFC Scouting Bureau consists of CFC Reporters, CFC Scouts, and also selected local reporters and scouts who submit local ranking results on a weekly basis.  This is the eighth year that Canadafootballchat.com has ranked the top high school teams in Canada.

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