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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.

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