Ti­tans shine un­der bright lights of McMa­hon Sta­dium

The Drumheller Mail - - Sports - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Ban­tam Ti­tans chalked up their first win of the sea­son and they did it on one of the big­gest stages in Al­berta, McMa­hon Sta­dium.

The Ti­tans squared up against Rocky Moun­tain House on Satur­day, Septem­ber 21 at McMa­hon Sta­dium in Cal­gary. Coach Thomas Laf­fin said it was a great ex­pe­ri­ence for the team.

“It is al­ways great to play in McMa­hon Sta­dium,” said Laf­fin. “It’s a great ex­pe­ri­ence for the kids to play on the same turf as the Di­nos and the Stam­ped­ers and all the CFL teams that play there. You could see their ner­vous­ness be­fore the game is about to start and the ex­cite­ment when they run out onto the field. It’s a to­tally dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence than play­ing in a school­yard field.”

The Ti­tans were pumped and it showed in their play. They jumped out early and their of­fense was fir­ing. The Ti­tans were up 28-8 by half time and they ex­tended their lead to go on to a 46-8 win.

“It felt re­ally good to have the team come to­gether on this win,” said Laf­fin.

He said Rocky Moun­tain House was a good team, how­ever, the Ti­tans were fir­ing on all cylin­ders.

“We were on point on ev­ery block and ev­ery tackle. The guys were pumped and ready to play. They came to win and we did that,” said Laf­fin.

The dif­fer­ence in this game for the Ti­tans was they were able to get into a rhythm.

“In the other games we were very tight and well­matched, and we were get­ting bad penal­ties, ev­ery time we gained some mo­men­tum, it would get called back,” said Laf­fin. ”Ev­ery­thing kept go­ing our way and we just kept go­ing with it.”

Next up for the Ti­tans is Ponoka this com­ing week­end on the road.

“We saw them at the spring jam­boree and they were miss­ing a few play­ers there. So this will be a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent of a game,” said Laf­fin. “They did re­ally well in the spring so it will be a good game.”

photo cour­tesy Heather Jones

The Ban­tam Ti­tans had the op­por­tu­nity to play Rocky Moun­tain House at McMa­hon Sta­dium in Cal­gary last Satur­day night.

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