Se­nior Ti­tans show im­prove­ment on field

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

The Se­nior Ti­tans con­tinue to im­prove, and while the score­board didn’t show it, there were some bright spots last Fri­day night in Medicine Hat.

The Ti­tans were in Medicine Hat on Fri­day, Septem­ber 23 to take on Cres­cent Heights. This is a peren­ni­ally strong team and this year is cur­rently ranked 6 in the Tier 3, while the Ti­tans are ranked 9 in Tier 4. Coach Fournier felt his team showed heart.

“It is strange, we lost 49-28 but the guys were hap­pier than when they won against Cam- rose,” said Fournier.

This year the Ti­tans have stum­bled out of the gate in games, and this was no ex­cep­tion. They fum­bled around the 20-yard line of their first drive. Their sec­ond drive also ended with a fum­ble.

“When it rains it pours, and right now out first quar­ters are pretty stormy,” said Fournier. The team went down 28-0.

“Our guys got stunned a bit, but when they re­al­ized the phi­los­o­phy of ‘keep­ing it sim­ple.’ When your backs are against the ropes, you have no choice but to get in the ring and take a swing,” said Fournier.

The Ti­tans bat­tled back and made it a good foot­ball game. How­ever, they couldn’t make up the dif­fer­ence. Fournier gives credit to a strong Vik­ing team.

“They are a very good team and they can strike from any­where on the field. They have the ca­pa­bil­ity to play from side­line to side­line,” he said.

He liked how the Ti­tans car­ried them­selves.

“A loss is a loss, but if you lose com­pet­ing, there is noth­ing wrong with that, you just lose to a bet­ter team. When you lose to your­self it is just frus­trat­ing,” he said.

The Ti­tans are back on their home field on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 5 when they face the George McDougall Mus­tangs at 7 p.m.

The Ti­tans fell be­hind ver­sus Cres­cent Heights last ing in the 49-28 loss. Fri­day night on the road, but showed heart com­pet-

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