North Kamloops Saints
Todd Graham – Head Coach
2006 record: 2007 is Innaugural season in senior play.
Nor Kam has a team of skilled players who participated in junior varsity play. The experience should help them compete in the senior season.
Expect a competitive, if not enigmatic squad, from Nor Kam.
South Kamloops Titans
Jeff Willett – Head Coach
2006 record: 4-1
The 2007 edition of the Titans is ranked seventh in the province, thanks in large part to their exhibition win over then-top ranked Terry Fox Ravens.
It’s a ranking head coach Jeff Willett hopes to hang onto, but he needs some of his team to improve to remain in the lofty perch.
“We came out flat against South Delta and they jumped all over us,” said Willett of the Titans’ last exhibition match, which they dropped.
South Kam has lost a number of quality players who will be difficult for Willett to replace.
Wide receiver/defensive back Curtis McIntosh was a provincial all-star and athlete of the year at South Kam.
Linebacker/offensive tackle Mitch Day was a provincial all-star himself, as well as defensive player of the year for the Okanagan Division.
Both have graduated from the program, but a number of Grade 11 players are ready to step into their shoes.
“Our strength this year is going to be in skill positions,” said Willett. “However, our success is going to hinge on the offensive line.”
Willett is working on an undersized and young line that he believes will dictate the course of his season.
“Our hope is that they’re athletic enough to get the job done.”
Fans of the Titans can watch for John Simpson and Rob and Eric Button at defensive back.
The defence has played well for the Titans, and the three bring a strong athleticism to the pass defence.
Gavin McIntosh, the younger brother of Curtis, will continue to run the ball for the Titans and has his coach excited about the possibilities with the offence.
“We’ve passed the ball well, and we’re confident with Gavin,” said Willett. “But it will all come down to the line. Our success will hinge on theirs.”
South Kam will field an exciting kicker this year in Gabe Ord.
During the preseason, Ord has already boomed numerous 50-yard punts, and his place-kicking is consistent up to 40 yards.
North Kamloops Saints