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Bantam Titans take overwhelming win at home-opener

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    The Bantam Titans took Strathmore by overwhelming force this weekend, successfully shutting out the Spartans with a towering score of 77-0 at their home-opener Saturday.
    The veteran bantams set the tone for what is hoped to be a strong season for the team, which may become a serious benefit for the senior program next year.     “We all had a good game,” said assistant coach Andrew Berdahl. “The better part (of the game) is the shut-out. Shutting out a team is difficult in football and it means that everyone out there did very well.”
    “It takes commitment,” said Berdahl of the bantams who took their first win of the season, after a close loss to Huntington Hills of Red Deer last week, 44-32.
    “We moved the ball down the field very well,” said Berdahl.
    Very well is an understatement, with bantam Spencer Fournier running in a total of seven touchdowns. Tanner Hedstrom, Gage Berdahl also put points up on the scoreboard.
    “We spread it around.”
    Berdahl is proud of his team, not only for the monumental win over the Spartans, but for how they’ve dealt with the sport in general.
    After losing to the Red Deer team last week, the bantams have remained positive and it showed during Saturday;s game.
    “Football is an emotional game, it’s easy to stay positive when you’re winning,” mused Berdahl. “But when you lose, you not only deal with the emotional challenge of losing, but you deal with the physical beating as well.”
    “The kids have stayed focused over the last three years, and dealt with the hardship. We’ve persisted and are doing well.”
    The bantam Titans look to take their persistence to Lacombe this weekend to take on the Raiders.
    Also, both senior and bantam teams are in the midst of their annual fundraising. They will be scouring the town, selling Titans Cards which guarantee deals at stores throughout the valley, and will also be selling Titans gear like shirts and sweaters.
    The Titans Card Blitz begins on Saturday, September 26.
    The bantams don’t have a home game until October 9, when they will try their luck against the Springbank Phoenix.
    The game starts at 11:00 a.m., a double-header which will see the senior Titans battle on the gridiron with the High River Mustangs at 1:00 p.m.


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