By Brock Stafford | Sports and sports-information editor
In a twist of fate, or some-such, Bass Lake Canoes picked up their first win of the 2016 campaign Friday, by forfeit, against the Dnaelekal Srekals.
DHS entered the game in a second-place co-tie in the Moonshine Conference, but an illness outbreak at the school sometime mid-week forced school officials to cancel the game.
About 78 students were affected by the ailment, including at least 19 football players, according to officials. Details about the illness are vague, said Dnaelekal superintendent/school nurse Bip Twenceford.
“It might be The Crud,” Twenceford said. “Irregardlessly, we didn’t want to risk infecting anyone in Bass Lake. God knows they have enough problems over there as it is.”
Canoes head coach Zeb Dreppelin took the result in stride.
“A win is a win is a win,” Dreppelin said. “You could say it’s win-win.”
One longtime fan, Birch Libertree, was excited as he exited the stands.
“This might be our biggest victory ever,” Libertree said.
Prior to the surprise gimmie, BLHS had been outscored 179-25 while compiled an 0-7 record.
Next up for the Canoes: Season finale and “Awaycoming” at Nearbytown. It’s a battle for cellar-supremacy, with both teams sitting there at 1-5 in league play.