Huskies hold off Ax­e­men in 17-10 win

Annapolis Valley Register - - SPORTS -

The Saint Mary’s Huskies used 17 sec­ond-half points to come from be­hind and de­feat the Aca­dia Ax­e­men 17-10 last Fri­day night at Huskies Sta­dium in At­lantic Univer­sity Sport foot­ball ac­tion.

The Huskies sur­vived two late Aca­dia drives and moved to 3-0 on the sea­son.

Trail­ing 17-10 with 3:05 in the fourth quar­ter, the Ax­e­men started from their own 31-yard line when a 59-yard pass play brought Aca­dia to SMU’S 20-yard line.

Three plays later the Ax­e­men faced a third and goal from the seven-yard line when Saint Mary’s in­ter­cepted their pass in the end zone and re­turned it 10 yards to their five-yard line.

Aca­dia forced a Saint Mary’s punt and took over with 21 sec­onds left at their 37-yard line.

A six-yard pass and two 15-yard per­sonal fouls gave the Ax­e­men one last play with no time at the SMU 37-yard line.

An Aca­dia in­com­plete pass ended the game.

The Ax­e­men scored the only points of the first-half on a three-yard plunge by run­ning back Dale Wright (Markham, ONT.) with 4:30 left in the first quar­ter.

Dean­dre Smith (Dunn, North Carolina) put the Huskies on the board in the third quar­ter when he in­ter­cepted Aca­dia quar­ter­back Cody Cluett (Cole Har­bour, N.S.) and re­turned the turnover 69-yards for a SMU touch­down and tied the game 7-7 with 8:24 in the quar­ter.

Both teams traded field goals with Aca­dia’s Jarett Sau­mure (Tim­ber­lea, N.S.) kick­ing a 17yard field goal with 4:33 left in the third and SMU’S Brian Hope (Port Co­quit­lan, B.C.) nailed a 35-yarder with 14:51 left in the fourth.

Kaleb Scott (Mount Al­bert, ONT.) pushed the Huskies ahead 17-10 at the 12:28 mark in the fourth quar­ter when the SMU quar­ter­back con­nected with re­ceiver Tristen Giusto (Hamil­ton, ONT.) on a 38-yard touch­down pass.

Scott fin­ished with 272 pass­ing yards on 15-33 at­tempts while Cluettt had 153 yards pass­ing on 11-30 at­tempts.

Wright had 146 yards for Aca­dia on the ground while Scott led Saint Mary’s with 97 yards.

Ax­e­men re­ceiver Cordell Hast­ings (Cal­gary, Al­berta) had 87 yards on four catches and Caleb Ry­der (Monc­ton, N.B.) fin­ished with two grabs and 27 yards.

Aca­dia drops to 2-2 and has a bye in Week 5.

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