Bantam Ti­tans for­feit Satur­day’s game

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail photo sub­mit­ted

Drumheller’s Bantam Ti­tans took a for­feit loss against Rocky Moun­tain House Bull­dogs on Satur­day, Septem­ber 24 due to sick and in­jured play­ers.

Head Coach Paul Red­mond said, “Since we were down to 15 play­ers, with two guys out from in­juries and a few sick play­ers, we de­cided to take a for­feit loss and stick to an ex­hi­bi­tion game.”

Red­mond ex­plained that in the case of be­ing down in num­bers or hav­ing in­jured play­ers a team can re­quest an ex­hi­bi­tion game. This means that they still play the game but agree to a for­feit loss. The game is still played as a full game but is kept very low key. The fi­nal score doesn’t count against their of­fi­cial stand­ing.

The de­ci­sion to for­feit isn’t taken lightly and a lot goes into con­sid­er­ing such a choice. The main fac­tor for Satur­day’s for­feit was their num­bers.

“An ex­hi­bi­tion game is a good chance to still play but take it easy to al­low play­ers to heal from in­juries or ill­ness,” Red­mond said. “This way our play­ers have a chance to heal and be ready to play next week­end when we go up against the Spring­bank team. We had Ethan Jones play­ing with a shoul­der in­jury from last week’s game so he had to take it easy. We were also miss­ing a player with a cracked wrist.”

Their next game is in Spring­bank on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 1.

Drumheller’s Bantam Ti­tans pre­pare to play in the Satur­day, Septem­ber 24 ex­hi­bi­tion game against Olds Bull­dogs.

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