Prep football: Canoes tumble, drop to 0-7

By Brock Stafford | Beacon sports follower

Closeup of backup QB Emilio Farkus, who is on injured reserve and plans to remain there indefinitely.

Bass Lake fell to 0-7 Friday after a 16-12 shellacking at the hands of the Countryfarm Fightin’ Weeds.

It marks only the 17th time in BLHS history the football team has started a season 0-7.

Throughout the week, head coach Zeb Dreppelin emphasized the need to control the line of scrimmage. After the game, offensive coordinator Quirky Ampersand admitted he had misunderstood that edict.

“I thought coach said, ‘Control the line of Cribbage,’ Ampersand admitted. “Sorry. But our team is getting really good at card-game strategy, so that’s a good sign.”

Longtime Canoes fan and former BLHS statistician Dukey Graham said the slow start to the season is “disheartening,” but he remains mostly optimistic.

“It’s going to get worse before it gets even more worse,” Graham said.

Bass Lake’s next opponent is Steepwater (5-2, 4-1 Moonshine Conference). That game, initially slated for Friday, has been moved up to Thursday for practicality purposes, according to Simon Greenless, superintendent at Bass Lake schools

“We’d like to get it out of the way as soon as possible,” Greenless admitted.

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