Drumheller Se­nior Ti­tans fall to Can­more

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The Drumheller Se­nior Ti­tans suf­fered a tough loss on Satur­day fac­ing off against Can­more.

The Ti­tans hosted Can­more and found out right away that penal­ties would play a role in the out­come. In the first nine plays of the game, they saw seven penal­ties. Coach Ken Fournier says the of­fi­ci­at­ing played a role.

“They showed zero con­fi­dence as a reff­ing crew, It was ter­ri­ble,” said coach Ken Fournier, adding that in a pre­vi­ous game that day, a pee­wee team walked off the field due to of­fi­ci­at­ing con­cerns.

He says he heard from fans and coach­ing staff on both sides and they agreed that of­fi­ci­at­ing was sub­par. The Ti­tans saw two coaches ejected from the game and Can­more went on to win 227.

“De­fen­sively we did pretty good, we saw a cou­ple deep balls go with break­downs in our cov­er­age,” said Coach Fournier. “Other than that, de­fense played a strong game, just our of­fense couldn’t gen­er­ate or con­tinue drives due to penal­ties. Every­thing we were work­ing hard to fix and to avoid through­out the sea­son, de­cided to show its ugly face again.”

“We def­i­nitely had penal­ties, we aren’t say­ing we didn’t com- mit any, it just needs to be called in a fair way, called with­out prej­u­dice.”

While the loss doesn’t pre­clude the team from pro­vin­cial play­offs, it might make it tougher.

“It means Can­more has a higher spot go­ing into qual­i­fiers. It just changes who they qual­ify against,” said Fournier. “Com­ing off two pre­vi­ous games with wins, and en­joy­ing the mo­men­tum, it needs to be we just got slapped in the face.”

“I have never seen any­thing like it, it hon­estly felt like we were un­der siege.”

This Wed­nes­day the Ti­tans are in For­est Lawn in Cal­gary, and after that they will find out who they play on Novem­ber 5 for the pro­vin­cial play-offs.

The Ti­tans fell to Can­more on Satur­day at home but are look­ing to bounce back ver­sus For­est Lawn in Cal­gary this Wed­nes­day.

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