Titans fall to Rebels in home opener
The Senior Titans are 1-1 after battling W.R. Myers of Taber at their home opener last Friday night.
The Rebels were in Drumheller on September 2 to face the Titans, and the Rebels ran away jumping out to an early lead. By the end of the first quarter, they were up 15-0. Coach Ken Fournier was disappointed with the team’s mental game.
“It was a lack of focus. We had 395 yards rushing, not including a 60-yard run that was called back and 115 yards in penalties. When defense only gives them 15 points, and you run 400 yards, you should win those games.” “It was mental errors, on defense, offense and special teams. It seems like in both of our games, we came out of the gate and let the other team pound us for a bit and then we wake up. We have to be better at showing up ready to go, not playing catch-up in these games. When you run the ball so much like we do, you don’t want to be behind in the score.”
When the Titans did buckle down, they managed to hold the Rebels to just one more touchdown the rest of the game, and scored two. It was not enough as the Rebels went on to win 23-12. There were some bright spots. “We had some big games from guys who filled in spots. Michael Marshall and Michael Peters had great games. Offensively Noah Miles ran for 250 yards and two touchdowns,” said Fournier.
Heading into the season, Fournier says they are looking to correct these mental mistakes.
“As frustrating as a loss that this is, the film will tell us, it never lies. We had a team that came up here that played a very simple disciplined well-rounded football game. It’s too bad we lost, but we couldn’t have asked for a better situation for us developing as a team,” said Fournier.
This Saturday the Titans continue their season with a home game versus the Camrose Trojans. “We are looking for a bounce back weekend,” said Fournier.
Game time is 4:30 p.m.
The Titans came out slow versus W.R. Myers Rebels of Taber and were not able to make up the difference, falling 12-23. This Saturday they play Camrose.