An­other strong win for Ban­tam Ti­tans

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail

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

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