Bantam Titans forfeit Saturday’s game
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.