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Titans face league semi-finals at home Saturday


    The Drumheller Senior Titans finished their regular season in style on Saturday, shutting out the Innisfail Cyclones 29-0 and securing opposition for the upcoming first round of semi-finals.
    “It was a good game played, and the score doesn’t do justice to Innisfail’s team and their record doesn’t do justice to the power and potential they’ve got,” says coach Jason Rasmussen.

    The coaching staff had put in effort last week in preparation against Innisfail, and although a shutout is nothing to shake a stick at, improvement in areas will be needed for the most important games the team will face.
    “There will be continued work done this week at practice to sure up a few issues that we have offensively and defensively,” said Rasmussen.
    This win has secured this coming Saturday’s semi-final game, to be played against the Canmore Wolverines in Drumheller at 1:30 p.m.
    “Canmore will be a very strong opponent, they’ve improved weekly,” warns Rasmussen.
    Last time they met the Wolverines on the gridiron, the Titans won with a one-sided 37-5 at home.
    “They’ve gotten much better, we beat them last time but it won’t be that easy this weekend. They have huge athletic potential, I’m predicting a tight game.”
    “If the players aren’t prepared, they could find they will face adversity,” said Rasmussen. “We need to be relentless on the blocking. We can’t move onto the next level of progress (after a hit) until the player is on the ground.”
    Rasmussen hopes his team will bring the mentality of “we’re a difficult team to play,” to demoralize their defence.
    The winner of Saturday’s game will go to the league final, where regardless of the final’s outcome, both teams will have a shot in provincials.
    “It’s really important, this game is the biggest game of the season, and it’ll just keep getting bigger as we progress.”

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