The season has ended for the Drumheller Senior Titans and they left it all on the field as they battled Taber in the Provincial Quarterfinals.
The Titans hosted the W.R. Myers Rebels on Saturday, November 20. The teams were well matched and could have gone either way, but Saturday wasn’t the Titans’ day as they fell 14-17.
“Coming off the year of COVID, It was so hard for some of the guys not to have a season last year, and then to go to this,” said head coach Ken Fournier. “For a young team, they put in a heck of a year.”
Taber came out with a good game plan and had the Titans fighting for field position.
“A couple of things that have been haunting us all year came back. They got us. We didn’t have a developed field goal kicker, and that hurt us. The one guy that was working on it went off the field due to injuries,” said Fournier. “We were close enough to score a few times, but it felt like in that game we were battling our mistakes.”
“It felt like a lot of the game we were either playing catch up or doing damage control keeping it out of our zone. We didn’t let them have huge drives, but they were able to kick it deep enough on us and hold us back, and we were fighting out of our own field.”
He is proud how the team performed on the field in the semifinal, and throughout the season.
They managed to put together eight wins, they battled adversity all year, it wasn’t an easy season by any stretch,” said Fournier. “Just to get the team back to a competitive environment with so many young guys after a COVID year. They should all be walking proud. Not only did we have rookie players, but we also had rookie coaches. Everybody stepped up, and they bought into it and got us into a position where we completed in the South final. Taber played really well. They showed determination.”
Overall he said it was an excellent year for Drumheller Community Football.
“We are so fortunate to have hosted a provincial final with our Bantams, the Peewees had a great year, and the Senior got the opportunity to host a South Final,” said Fournier. “Football in the valley is alive and well and looks forward to a good future.”