Terrapins enjoy strong start
The Drumheller Terrapins are firing on all cylinders with a strong start to their season.
The peewee Terrapins are coming off a home win on Saturday, September 15 where they hosted the Olds Huskies. They went on to a 31-6 victory. Coach Thomas Laffin is very happy with the efforts.
“Gavin Cassidy, our quarterback was on fire,” said Laffin. “Our running back Tanner Harvie, came in and was a speed demon. Once he broke outside, he was gone.”
The team stood tall offensively and defensively.
“We knew it was going to be a good game against Olds, and we knew we had an edge with this new speed and our quarterback having a good arm,” said Laffin.
This was the Terrapins’ second home game. The first was the previous Saturday when they battled the Red Deer Steeelers, falling 12-2.
“It was a tough game. Red Deer got both their touchdowns on broken plays, which was something we had to work on with the defense,” said Laffin.
The two Red Deer touchdowns came in the first quarter, after that, the Titans held them at bay.
“They closed in and then we had to chase, and chasing is always not a good thing,” he said.
The defense tightened up and held Red Deer at bay. In fact, the Terrapins’ points came from a safety.
“They pushed them right back into the end zone and forced them to take a knee,” he said.
The Titans have a good mix of returning and new players. They have strong numbers with 34 on the bench right out of the gate.
“A lot of the rookies are picking it up and playing in key positions,” he said. “They are looking extremely good. We did very well in the spring at jamboree games.”
Next Saturday the Terrapins are up against the Red Deer Hornets on the road.
“They are the bigger, stronger Red Deer team so it is going to be a really good and intense game,” said Laffin.