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The Drumheller Mail - - Sports - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

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.

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