PREVIEW: Titans eye revenge against Trojans

When the Holy Trinity Titans and Pickering Trojans played each other three weeks ago, it was billed as a monster match-up.

Both teams were strikingly similar in terms of stats.  Both teams had one loss, to the same opponent.  One could only assume it was going to be a close, four quarter game.

The reality?

The Titans got skunked in a 28-11 loss that was nowhere near as close as the score suggests. Quarterback Chris Waldinsperger led a turnover prone offence as he threw four interceptions (three of those led to touchdowns), while running back Nathan Jones coughed up a fumble that led to a touchdown. The Trojans showed why they are good team – in that game they capitalized on turnovers.

On Tuesday, the Titans will be looking to avenge the embarrassing home loss that came in front of  a large crowd of spectators in a semi-final battle against the Trojans.  For this to happen, the offence must continue to not turn the ball over, specifically deep inside their own territory like they did in the last game against the Trojans.

In the first game, the Trojans stopped the run, holding Nathan Jones to 76 rushing yards on 20 carries. The Trojans forced the Titans to the air and the results were very favourable.

For the Titans to win this game, they must be balanced on offence and quarterback Waldinsperger must play the best game of his career.

The Titans defence played relatively well, given all their score came from turnovers inside the Titans 30 yard line. However, one thing they must improve  is open field tackling. Tackling is something they struggled with against CFC 100 Alonzo Addae of St. Mary Monarchs.  With the Trojans moving Darnell Jarrett into the quarterback spot, it could similar sort of game.

It all comes down to making mistakes – good teams such as the Trojans will jump on the Titans and make it incredibly difficult for opposing teams to win.

Whichever team makes the least mistakes will win this semi-final on Tuesday at South Courtice.

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