High River tried to grapple with the Titans but there was no slowing them down, as they marched to a 28-0 victory. The Titans are at home this Saturday to take on Olds.The Drumheller Senior Titans continue to move up through the ranks as they toppled High River last Saturday on the road. With every game the Titans play, they continue to turn heads and be noticed as they move into the number six spot in the tier 4 rankings.
“I expect this trend is just gong to continue,” said coach Jason Rasmussen.
Last Saturday they proved their worth against High River. The team’s tenacious defense kept High River off the scoreboard, and the threat of their key wingback opened up new opportunities for the offense. Final score 28-0
“The defense was just amazing, again we finished the game without allowing a touchdown against us. For the most part that was accomplished by solid defensive backs and very good up front play,” said Rasmussen.
Coach Rasmussen said he expected that High River would have a strong passing game, but they came at the Titans in the air and on the ground. Despite this, the Titans handled themselves well.
“It turns out they did have a more balanced attack, but our line played so well they couldn’t establish their running game, and when they tried to pass the coverage was good enough, that even if they did make a completion, there were no extra yards after the catch,” said Rasmussen.
The reputation of Daulton Smith preceded him, and it was clear High River planned to mitigate the wingback’s presence. Because of this, Zach Murphy ran for about 200 yards and ran in four touchdowns for the Titans.
“For the first half we moved the ball very well and took advantage of their over eagerness on the defense. They wanted to blitz the interior. We just ran to the perimeter, and did some short passes over the middle. Because their linebackers were so forced on stopping the run we moved the ball very well all day,” said Rasmussen.
The Titans were at McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Tuesday night to play Canmore (results not available at press time), but they are at home this coming Saturday to play Olds.