Ter­rap­ins play­ing well down home stretch

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Drumheller Ter­rap­ins are wind­ing down their sea­son, but look­ing back it has been a strong sea­son of learn­ing and hav­ing fun.

They have also been very com­pet­i­tive on the field.

On Satur­day af­ter­noon, Oc- to­ber 15, they took on the Red Deer Steel­ers, and though they fell 26-0, they played well de­fen­sively. The Ter­rap­ins fell be­hind 20-0 at the half but man­aged to hold Red Deer to just one touch­down in the sec­ond half.

“It is not that bad at all con­sid­er­ing that Red Deer is a high scor­ing team, we held them pretty good,” said Coach Thomas Laffin.

He said the Ter­rap­ins have strug­gled with size this sea­son, and last Satur­day that was again the case.

“We are a very young team with seven Grade 7 play­ers go­ing up against teams with more Grade 7s and more size than us,” he ex­plains. “We moved the ball al­most 170 yards, it was just the turnovers was killing us.”

An­other highlight was Ben Mes­som, who now holds the record for most in­ter­cep­tions in one game and also in a sea­son.

While the team has been short on wins, it has been com­pet­i­tive.

“When you look at the stat lines with points for and against we look re­ally good,” he said. “The game play is bet­ter. The guys have de­vel­oped very well.”

The Ter­rap­ins have one more reg­u­lar sea­son game this Satur­day ver­sus In­n­is­fail, and then the post­sea­son be­gins. The next week­end the team has a bye and then on Novem­ber 5, they are back in the thick of it.

He fore­sees the team play­ing in the C Cham­pi­onship and he says they have a good op­por­tu­nity to bring home that tro­phy on Novem­ber 5.

The Ter­rap­ins have just one more reg­u­lar sea­son Oc­to­ber 15 they hosted Red Deer. game be­fore the post­sea­son be­gins. Last Satur­day,

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