The Titans took the field against Rundle College on Saturday, October 12 in Calgary. Despite a 35-2 drubbing at the hands of Rundle, coach Jason Rasmussen says Rundle weren’t as impressive as they look on paper. “They have very good line play,” said Rasmussen. “They are not as good as their record would indicate. They are beatable.”
“Despite the score you would think it was a complete blow out but it really wasn’t.”
He said through the first quarter both teams were moving the ball very well, but the defense would stand on the big plays.
“One team would come up big when they got close to the red zone,” he said.
He said offensively the difference came down to a similar scenario that played out against Innisfail. Poorly timed turnovers hurt the Titans. Rundle began to capitalize.
“Maybe that was the difference on Saturday, maybe it was the weather that caused the mistakes, but maybe it could have been a lack of concentration or focus on our part,” said Rasmussen. “Rundle didn’t have those mistakes offensively, they never turned the ball over.”
The Titans are now 2-2-1 and ranked in 9th place in the province.
Despite a couple disappointing weeks, Rasmussen says all is not lost. A win over Strathmore this weekend would still clinch the team home field advantage in the post season.
“It will be a very interesting last week of season play and some very interesting playoffs too,” said Rasmussen.
When looking forward, he feels the Titans will be able to redeem themselves if they face Olds in the post season. To compete with Rundle, it will take a solid effort.
“Rundle, they are beatable, but it is going to take some very focused practice time and execution during the game. It is just one thing to point at the game and our guys and say we made mistakes. The coaches have to recognize sometimes those turnovers are forced, and see the things the other team is doing to trigger those turnovers,”
The Titans are at home to close out the regular season against Strathmore Game time is at 2:30 p.m. following the Bantam Titans.