Another strong win for Bantam Titans
Drumheller’s Bantam Titans played an exhibition game in Strathmore Saturday, October 8. Even though they played in terrible conditions the Titans came out 40-0.
Head coach Paul Redmond explained to The Mail their plan going into the game was to focus on running the ball. In wet conditions the ball can be slippery and harder to handle. According to Coach Redmond Strathmore had over two inches of snow on the field. The conditions were very cold, wet, and muddy causing both teams to fumble the ball a lot during the game.
“We fumbled lots but that was to be expected. The Strathmore team is stronger in their passing and we are stronger in our running so I knew we would do ok,” Redmond said. “We scored most of our points in the first half of the game. Throughout the game we were able to shut them down whenever they tried to run.”
With two strong wins for the Bantam Titans, the athletes will have a two week break before their final game.
“This will give us a chance to focus on some team bonding this weekend before we head into the playoffs at the end of the month,” Redmond said.
Their next game will be against Strathmore again on October 27 and will be the last game of the regular season. The Titans will be travelling to Calgary to play at the McMahon Stadium.
“It’s just a good opportunity for the kids to gain the experience of playing in a big stadium,” coach Redmond said. “As long as the conditions are better it will be a closer game between Strathmore and us. If the weather makes for bad conditions again it could easily turn in our favor. The conditions really affected the Strathmore players.”
The October 27 game will be the Bantam team’s last game before the playoffs and will determine the team’s standing going into the playoffs. October 28 will be the first game of the playoffs. The location is still to be determined.
It's just a good opportunity for the kids to gain the experience of playing in a big stadium.” Paul Redmond Bantam Titans head coach