In the first game of the year, the ‘Canes offence took some penalties that cost them a touchdown and tremendous field position on four potential scoring drives.
Head coach Ross Young said at this point in the Atlantic Football League season, teams are no longer strangers to each other.
“We’ve played every team once, the teams are much better prepared and the games naturally will tighten up as the season progresses,” he said.
“We’ve had a good week of practice. The players are very focused and understand the game plan for Fredericton. They are feeling confident and are looking forward to the challenge this Saturday.”
The Red Bombers have a nice running game and are a threat in the air with their receiving corps, so the ‘Canes coverage has to be better and the team has to find a way to stop the running game.
For the Hurricanes to have success today, the offence has to be on the field more.
“They’re strong at home and well-coached. They’re disciplined on the offence line and their play calling is strong. We are anticipating a very tough opponent, but some very exciting football,” Young said.
The ‘Canes will play their second home game on Saturday, Oct. 14 at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m.
– Compiled by Bradley Collins for Holland College.