The Titans barely escaped with a win in their first game of
the season, 6-2, against Treasure Coast on a sloppy field due to heavy rainfall
throughout the day Friday. With the win, the Titans start the season off on a
good note. While Treasure Coast heads down south with a loss (1-1). Going into
halftime the Titans were tied 0-0. It
was not until receiver Curtis Smallwood (18) returned a kick ninety-four yards
for the only touchdown of the game. He is also responsible for the two points
for opposition, by running forty-three yards into the opposite end zone as time
Quarterback Aaron Harley(3) threw for 187 yards on 16-of-31
passing, with three interceptions. While Will Slaughter(2) and Matt DeMaria(7)
had 41 combined touches for 124 yards, Chris Coleman(4) hauled in a team-high
eight receptions for 71 yards. Defensive
back Robert Mabin(1) had two inceptions and was in on a team-high 13 tackles.
Ironman Heath Carter(54) led the front seven with 4.5 sacks on Treasure Coast’s
mobile quarterback. Overall, the defense held Treasure Coast’s offense to 153
total yards, while registering five turnovers.
“You could go ahead and blame the elements today,” Titans
head coach Shane O’Brien said. “I thought we played with a lot of aggression
and toughness. Special teams took a advantage here to start out the half.
Defensively, we were just physical enough to get out of here with a win. I’m
very proud of my guys and would not trade or swap them for anyone else.”
Next Friday, the Titans take a trip to Lakeland, Florida for
their second game of the season against the Polk County.