The Senior Titans play Taber in their home opener September 2 at 7 p.m. under the Friday night lights.
The Senior Titans have started their 2016 campaign on the right foot with a win in Vegreville.
The team headed north to play the Vortex. What they found was a capable team that put them through the paces.
“They came out and punched one through in two plays,” said head coach Ken Fournier, of the Vortex. “That’s common when you play a team you have never seen before and you don’t know what offense they are running. Our guys got caught leaning inside a bit too far on defense, but we responded.”
The Titans came back and were up 14-12 at the end of the first half. However, the Vortex continued to test all aspects of the Titans’ game.
“In the first half we made some mistakes… in the second half they made some mistakes and we were able to capitalize,” said Fournier. He said the Vortex seemed to know enough about the Titans to slow their running game, forcing the Titans to compete on the ground and in the air.
“The passing and the running games were going, they seemed to be pretty well prepared for our double wing offense… so everything we got we had to earn. They were a very good team for us to play,” said Fournier. It was the kind of game we wanted.” The Titans won 40-18 Noah Miles and Louis Arida each scored two touchdowns. Ethan Duncalf caught one in the end zone and Nathan Waiboer also scored a touchdown. Cory Kroeger made an interception for a 30-yard return and Colton Enns and Mike Peters tackled the quarterback for a safety.
“They had monster games,” said coach Fournier of his team.
The Titans’ home opener is this Friday at 7 p.m. under the lights where they will be facing the Taber Rebels.
The Senior Titans are 1-0 to start the season after beating the Vegreville Vortex 40-18, and are hosting the Taber Rebels this Friday at home. Game time: 7 p.m. Cory Kroeger carries the ball versus the Vortex.