The Senior Titans are on top of the league winning the Big Sky Conference Championship and advancing to the provincial playoffs.
The Titans had home-field advantage last Saturday night, November 2 as they battled the Canmore Wolverines for the league championship. It was back to the future for the Titans as they implemented their double-wing offense to easily defeat Canmore 28-3.
“We were kind of keeping our old school wing offense in our back pocket and that was our statement,” said Coach Ken Fournier. “We knew we could run the ball down the field and rotate our guys. We knew we would be a bit short-staffed with hockey tiering still going on and a couple of our guys out on injuries yet, so we simplified the game plan and executed it well.”
The Titans led the whole way and were able to make key defensive stops.
“Nick Zuccatto had a great game on defense with two interceptions. Two turnovers in a championship game is huge,” said Coach Fournier.
“Offensively Nolan Ranger had a great game, and our quarterback (Ethan Jones), had to learn a new offense in a matter of days and executed it well.”
The win over Canmore tops off a season of strong competition.
“It is a rival game for sure. We play each other a lot, and there was a lot of hard nose football today, I was happy to see our guys answer the bell and go in and execute,” said Fournier.
The win raises the Titans’ stature as they are now ranked second in the province behind Willow Creek of Claresholm in a tough south conference.
The Titans are back in action at home this Saturday, at 1 p.m. for the first round of provincial playoffs.
“Next week we will be hosting Taber for the South quarter-final,” said Fournier. “Taber has had kind of an up and down year. They lost their championship to Claresholm last weekend 53-13, so they took one on the chin and will be looking to bounce back.”