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Senior Titans defeat Olds

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The Senior Titans have maintained their perfect record this season, going toe to toe with Olds, and coming up with a 35-10 win.
The Senior Titans were in Olds on Saturday, September 23. They were coming off a big win over Catholic Central of Lethbridge. The Titans started off slowly, and one of the conditions that affected the team was the wind.
“When we started out, it was pretty windy, so they actually scored three singles just by kicking it,” explained head coach Ken Fournier. “We started off a bit shaky, but the guys battled through the wind and took it back and controlled the ball in the second half.”
The Titans and Olds have faced each other many times over the years in league play and didn’t bring any surprises for the Titans.
Coach Fournier was pretty happy with the outcome.
“The defense was pretty good in the second half,” said Fourneir adding he is seeing progress in all aspects of the game.
“These guys can run a lot of variations of offensive plays and formations. As far as the young guys go, there has been good progress.”
The focus for the team as it continues through the season is to clean up mental errors.
“They had a rough first quarter, just because of mental errors. We have to come mentally prepared for games,” he said. “It has been two weeks now and we have been starting with too many mental errors. There are a lot of things we can do to prevent that stuff, so we are going to have to dig down over the next couple of weeks in practice and make sure we take care of that stuff.”
Their next game is against Carstairs, in Didsbury on Wednesday, September 27.
“They are young and are still an evolving program so we we expect they will be a little bit farther along than they were last year with a few games under their belt,” said Fournier.

Dragons win three straight

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The Dragons are having a strong start to the season, rattling off three straight wins and going 4-1.
The Dragons were in Blackfalds on Tuesday, September 19, to take on the Bulldogs. The Dragons’ offence couldn’t be contained as they outshot the Bulldogs 50-29. Adam Raesler opened the scoring a minute and a half in, and was followed up by Austin Osiowy 21 seconds later.
The Bulldogs added two in the first period, but Easton Adrian answered back, followed by Raesler adding his second. Vann Yuhas added one more, and the Dragons led 5-2 after one.
The scoring didn’t end there, Jamie Hikida and Aiden LaRose put the Dragons up 7-2 after two periods.
Blackfalds scored one more early in the third period, but Yuhas added his second of the game, and Jacob Goudreau scored his second of the season as the Dragons went on to a 9-3 win.
On Friday, September 22, the Dragons hosted the Whitecourt Wolverines in their home opener. Yuhas opened the scoring three and a half minutes in, and Connor Poffenroth scored two in a row. Whitecourt added on to make it 3-1 after the first period. After a scoreless second period, Raesler scored his fifth of the season with a minute left, as the Dragons went on to a 4-1 win.
On Saturday, September 23, the Dragons hosted the Sherwood Park Crusaders in front of 577 fans. The Crusaders got the jump on the Dragons and led 2-0 after one period. The Dragons tied it up by the end of the second with Coy Pighin and Kai Matthew finding the net.
Sherwood Park never relented and by the 4:40 mark, of the third period were up 4-2. The Dragons turned it on with Luke McPhee starting the streak. The Dragons’ powerplay began firing as Yuhas, Goudreau and McPhee each scored in the last half of the third to take the 6-4 win.
On Thursday, September 28, the Dragons are hosting the Wolverines, and on Saturday, September 30, they are back on the road to take on the Spruce Grove Saints. On Tuesday, October 3 they are back home to play the Okotoks Oilers.

Bantam Titans top Airdrie Raiders

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The Bantam Titans were in Airdrie on Sunday, September 24m to take on the Airdrie Raiders. The Titans came out strong and scored a touchdown on their first play of the game. Both teams played well, but the Titans prevailed with a score of 53-26.

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