Defending champion Titans aim high this season | DrumhellerMail
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Defending champion Titans aim high this season

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Football season is just around the corner, and the Drumheller Titans are already looking toward the fall.
The Senior Titans are mustering for the season on August 16 and will be out practicing. Their first game is in Brooks on August 25, and they are on the hunt to be back on top of the league, if not the province.
“We have a big turnover of players, but that is not a bad thing. That is the nice thing about football, every player has a different style and abilities, so we are feeling fairly good about what we are going to be capable of doing,” said coach Ken Fournier.
The Senior Titans will be playing in a rejuvenated Big Sky Conference.
Their main rivals from Canmore and Olds are in the league, as well as Claresholm, Carstairs and High River.
“That is why we all did an exhibition season last year, so we could sit back and create a scenario where new and developing Tier IV teams had appropriate games where they could play,” said Fournier. “That is why we took a step back and all entered Big Sky Conference this year.”
The teams will probably be a mix of Tier III and Tier IV teams, and that will filter out after league play when it comes to provincial play. The new league offers some advantages.
“We are really excited to have more Tier IV teams, and have more geographically close teams,” said Fournier. “It definitely takes a lot off my plate because scheduling an entire season on the fly is not easy.”
He says they have high hopes for the season, especially looking at the success of the Jamboree season.
“We had a good spring. We kind of looked back and simplified what we did this spring. We didn’t introduce too much new stuff, we just refined and adjusted what we were doing well,” said Fournier. “We took some stuff out that we didn’t like last year.
“What we see this fall is a well-balanced offensive attack, and I think we will see a little bit of different defense this year.”

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