Drumheller Senior Titans fall to Canmore
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.