By Darryl G. Smart
Belief is a powerful thing and the Holy Trinity Titans are living proof of that.
After taking plenty away from a Week 1 loss, the Titans knew that head coach Leroy Foster had a plan in place for his young team. And with a belief that they can win on any given Friday, the Titans reeled off its second-straight victory of the season, with a 9-6 decision over the Pauline Johnson Collegiate Thunderbirds from Brantford.
“The team is believing what we the coaches preach to them every day and that’s hard work,” Foster said. “They are starting to see that hard work pays off.”
And on Friday in what Foster and Thunderbirds coach John Macdonald called a great physical game, both teams didn’t give much to the other.
“It was a tough game with a big size difference,” Foster said. “They (Thunderbirds) are big boys but we stayed to our motto and worked hard. Nobody quit and in the end we came out on top.”
Foster attributes a new mindset to the big secret to success so far this season.
“The football culture is changing at Holy Trinity,” Foster said. “ We have lots of young players coming to practice and learning the game. We never had that luxury at Holy Trinity.”
The Titans are now 2-1 and sit in second place in the Athletic Association of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Non-CWOSSA division standings. They get the bye this week and return next week when they host the Simcoe Sabres.
The Thunderbirds, who sit in third place with a 0-1-1 record, visit the Delhi Raiders at 11:30am Friday.
RAIDERS REMAIN UNDEFEATED
The Delhi Raiders continue to roll.
On Friday the Raiders ran their way to a 35-20 win over the Waterford Wolves at home.
Adam Leatherland and Tre Hoder scored first quarter touchdowns to give the Raiders a 13-0 lead, while Ty DeJonghe added to the lead with a major of his own in the second quarter.
Hodder then added two more touchdowns in the third quarter.
Wolves quarterback Jacob Foster led the offensive attack for his team.
While the Raiders host the Thunderbirds at 11:30am Friday, the 0-2 Wolves host the Simcoe Sabres at 2pm Friday.