Peewee Titans suffer second loss of season
The sun was shining and the crispness of fall was in the air Sunday afternoon as the peewee football Titans stepped onto the David A Jardine field for game two of their regular season.
After a disappointing loss the previous weekend in their home opener against the Moncton Raiders, the Titans were eager for a win against the Riverview Raiders.
As the game got underway, it was evident both teams came prepared for a battle.
Although the Titans were once again outmatched in the size department, that didn’t stop them, as the defence came out strong.
By the end of the first quarter, neither team was able to get on the scoreboard, but Riverview stepped up their game in the second, notching two majors but failing on both converts, which sent the teams into the second half with a score of 12-0.
Early in the third, the Titans’ Nelson Hicks notched the first interception of the game, but the home team’s offence failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
Despite strong efforts from Jack Arsenault and Ethan Doherty in running the ball, the Titans’ offence continued to struggle.
Meanwhile, the Royals No. 11 proved he was up for the challenge, breaking through the Titans’ defensive line several times and finding the end zone.
The Titans battled hard the whole game, with strong showings from several first and second year players, including Brett Holmes, Kara Steeves, Doherty, Arsenault and Hicks, but in the end the final score was 31-0 for the Royals, resulting in the Titans’ second disappointing loss of the season.
The Titans will no doubt be spending this week working hard to address any areas where they’ve fallen short.
Their next game will be held at the Mount Allison Alumni Field this coming Monday at 1 p.m. against the Moncton Warriors.
Peewee Titan Nelsen Hicks runs the ball during Sunday’s game against the Riverview Royals.