The Drumheller Senior Titans continued the momentum they began in the preseason to Saturday afternoon, topping St. Paul.
The Titans hosted the St. Paul Lions on their home field on Saturday, September 4. The Titans earned a convincing 28-6 win, however, coach Ken Fournier said the game was a lot closer than the score indicates.
“Offensively, we struggled to move the ball on the ground as effectively as we wanted. St. Paul did a heck of job. They had some big linebackers who could read well, so it was tough to move between the tackles,” he said.
Despite this, the Titans settled into playing their game.
“We were a lot steadier this game. We came out and put together three drives … so we were moving the ball better,” said Coach Fournier. “Offensively we had some big plays, but it was special teams and defence that really won the field position battle for us.”
He said their return team would earn them great field position before the offense even took the field.
“Defence was great. We had one pick-six by Teigan Sattler for 90 yards, and another interception by Ben Messom,” said Fournier. “Defence played well; sacks interceptions, bat downs.”
He says the team improved from their first outing last week.
“We have a long way to go but we improved on our discipline, penalties, and situational awareness,” he said. “We still make mistakes, there is still lots of room for improvement. As the games go on we are starting to cycle the rookies in even more.”
The team’s first league game will be against Strathmore on Friday, September 17 at home.
Before that, they are looking at possibly scheduling an exhibition game.