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The Drumheller Senior Titans have advanced to the Southern Alberta Final and are a game away from provincials after a solid performance versus Taber last Saturday afternoon.
The postseason in football invariably means cold weather. It wasn’t enough to cool the Titans’ blistering offense as they went on to a 42-0 win over the W.R. Myer Rebels. “We managed the game well and limited our mistakes,” said coach Ken Fournier of the Titans’ performance.
“We knew the conditions were going to be a bit messy so we tried to stay under the centre instead of in the shotgun and that seemed to help. We had some mistakes right out of the gate there, but the boys got together and figured it out.”
Fournier said they had a strong game from several players. They alternated quarterbacks throughout the game, which was effective.
While the Titans were able to put points up on the board, they were also able to shut out the Rebels. Two interceptions in the fourth quarter alone stopped the rebels from gaining any momentum.
“Our defence has been holding us in and mailphoto by Patrick Kolafa
providing our offense opportunities with good field position and not having to battle back.
It is nice when you can open the playbook up a bit and spread the ball around,” said Fournier.
The Titans’ next opponent is no stranger. The Willow Creek Cobras of Claresholm seem to almost always be in the mix down the stretch of the season. They are ranked number one in the province and blanked Canmore 53-0 in their semi-final
“We seem to see Claresholm every couple of years in provincials. We keep track of each other quite well,” said Fournier “They are big offensively and have a couple of slotbacks and tailbacks that can really run the ball. It is a really good match up as far as offenses go,” said Fournier.
He says the Titans are preparing a game plan and expect it to be an exciting game.
“It is going to be one of those games where you show up prepared, execute your plan and leave it there,” said Fournier. “It is going to be one of those chess matches. They have big playmaking ability which we do too, so it could turn into a slugfest or a shoot out.”
The South final is Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m. at Cobra Field in Claresholm.