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Bantam football team finishes season on a positive note.
The Bantam Titans made it all the way to the postseason but saw it end Saturday versus a tough team from Lacombe.
The Titans had another strong season, and on Saturday October 28, went to Lacombe to play in the B Tier semi-final versus Lacombe. The two teams met once this season, with Lacombe getting the best of them. This time Lacombe continued their dominant ways winning 52-38.
Coach Ryan Hatch was happy with how his team played.
“I have a good experienced group of Grade 9s but I had a lot of first-year players and guys playing in spots they don’t usually because of injuries. We were patchworking a bit of our team together, but they did really well,” said Hatch.
The Titans were in striking distance for the bulk of the game
“We were in the game, but a few small mistakes in the second half of the game started to put it out of reach for us,” said Hatch. “We had a fumble on the 10-yard line and a few things like that, but they bounced back really well, which was good to see.”
In the Central Football League, how a team played during the regular season, determines how the teams are tiered for the postseason. This was the first time in a few seasons the Titans were playing up in the Tier B playoffs.
“It was good to be playing up at this level. All four teams playing at this level had the same record, so it was really good,” said Hatch.
There is a positive outlook for the young team as while they had a strong core of veterans, they also had a number of first-year players who will be back and even stronger next year.
“There is also a good crop of peewee players coming up as well. So that is what I am looking forward to,” said Hatch. “That is going to be a good boost for our team.”
The Bantam Titans played well but fell to the Lacombe Raiders in the Tier B Semifinals on Saturday.