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 well-matched, 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.”