PREVIEW: Monarchs, Titans battle in postseason

Beating a team in LOSSA is no easy feat, every week one team or another finds itself learning the lesson that there is no easy game. Beating a good team is even harder.  Now try to beat a good team twice in the span of six days.

That’s LOSSA playoff football.

The Holy Trinity Titans, fresh off of a much needed win against defending LOSSA champions St Mary Monarchs find themselves preparing for a rematch against the Monarchs. The Monarchs, on the other hand are probably still a little beat up after what was a very hard fought loss and now must play again in less than a week.

The LOSSA playoffs are as much a test of attrition as they are a test of the more talented team and that will be on full display this Wednesday.

For the Titans, their most successful method of moving the ball all season has been the run game, it essentially was the entire offence in a 13-0 win last Thursday as the Titans only attempted one pass. With the ball moving almost exclusively on the ground, the Titans did not turn the ball over, and that was a huge boost to a very talented defence.

The Titans can win this game with a simple ball control game plan, the defence is good enough that the offence does not necessarily have to score a whole lot, they just have to not put the defence in a bad spot.

For the Monarchs, the defensive formula remains much the same, force the Titans to the air where they have the best chance of getting a turnover. In the game last Thursday it became apparent the Monarchs could not sustain long drives on the Titans defence. In order to score on the Titans defence they must create short fields for themselves, most likely that will come through interceptions, which are only possible if they can force the Titans to the air.

This game more than anything will be a test of depth in which the Titans will have a significant advantage in that department. Due to the short break in between games depth will be paramount and the Titans have a much bigger bench, look for that be factor late in the game if the Titans can pull away late.




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