#CFCHSFB PREVIEW (MB): Huskies & Clippers look to avenge late losses

The Winnipeg High School Football League (WHSFL) returns with two teams in the bottom half that are ready to slug it out. Sturgeon Heights Huskies will be hosting the Kevin Clippers in what should be a battle.

Last week, the Huskies lost a close one to Dakota Lancers on the last play of the game. Despite being 0-5, the Huskies have lost twice by less than a touchdown.

One thing the Huskies have done well is run the ball. Running back Kaeden Corrie is averaging close to 12 yards a carry.

“[He is] a threat every time he touches the ball,” said Huskies Head Coach Eric Vincent of Corrie.

Anchoring the run game is Brock Gutowski and Matthew Iezzi for the Huskies. Along with running back Corrie, Eric Vincent describes these three as “Our three strongest players.”

“Look for a hefty dose of the Sturgeon run game behind these two behemoths” added Vincent.

Defensively the Huskies have had a couple of standouts. Safety Andrew Delamare had a interception return for a touchdown against Dakota last week. Senior Liam O’ Brien is a middle linebacker. O’ Brian runs the defence, he will be all over the field during the run game and will be given the task of trying to keep Kelvin’s mobile quarterback in check.

The Clippers are also coming off of a close loss. Last week, the team lost to Garden City Gophers 20-19.

As head coach of the Clippers Jonathon Romu put it “Both teams will be hungry for a win coming off last minute losses”.

Players in the Kelvin locker room understand the importance of this upcoming game.

“We have just been watching film and practicing hard, I feel like it’s been a solid week of preparation and we understand this is a very important game for us,” said Clippers Noah Zorn.

The Cluppers have a 2-3 record. All three of their losses have been close games. Staying focused and finishing the season strong are now the goals for the Clippers.

“It’s a little disappointing to have three really close losses but we just need to stay focused and finish the season strong” added Zorn.

Friday’s game will be between two teams who like to run the ball.  It could come down to the last minute again, but one these teams will be victorious this time.

“With tons of competition in the lower half of the Potter Division this season, this game should come down to who wants it more in the fourth quarter,” said Vincent.







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