Ter­rap­ins ready for sea­son

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Grid­iron is fill­ing up with fall foot­ballers and the Ter­rap­ins are ready to go.

The Drumheller Pee­Wee football team’s sea­son of­fi­cially be­gan on Mon­day, Au­gust 22, and coach Thomas Laf­fin is op­ti­mistic about the sea­son.

“We are feel­ing great,” he said. “All three teams are look­ing re­ally good. You watch the guys and they had a re­ally good spring, and al­most all the play­ers have come back. They are on the ball and do­ing a great job.”

Num­bers are look­ing strong, based on the play­ers who came out for spring train­ing, he is ex­pect­ing in the area of 35-40 play­ers.

“There are a few that are on va­ca­tion that let me know they were go­ing to be late. We are look­ing pretty good, but we won’t know the ex­act num­ber un­til two or three weeks be­fore our game,” said coach Laf­fin.

This year he ex­pects the team to be com­pet­i­tive.

“We are well rounded on the of­fense, we have a lot of speed and ath­leti­cism. On the de­fense end we are re­ally strong,” said Laf­fin. “When we were out in the spring they were ba­si­cally stop­ping ev­ery­thing that came at them.”

He loves to watch progress of the play­ers.

“You can’t grab a bet­ter group of kids than what we get. It is great to watch them go from know­ing noth­ing about football to ply­ing a col­le­giate style game,” said Laf­fin.

The Ter­rap­ins are slated to face the Rocky View Rage on Satur­day, Septem­ber 17 at home. the

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