Ti­tans fall to Rebels in home opener

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Patrick Ko­lafa

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.

mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

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.

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