Ter­rap­ins en­joy strong start

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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