WoLFvILLe, n.s. — days after their spot in the U sports football final four was lost in a court case, the acadia axemen are heading to the Uteck bowl.
Garvin Cius picked off a Kaleb scott pass in the endzone on the final play of the game and the axemen defeated the saint mary’s Huskies 45-38 in overtime in the Loney bowl Tuesday.
acadia now has the daunting task of hosting the ontario champion Western mustangs on short rest in the Uteck bowl on saturday, with the winner advancing to the vanier Cup.
atlantic University sport (aUs), the governing body for university athletics in atlantic Canada, cancelled the game last week and awarded the championship to acadia. but after a hearing over the weekend, nova scotia supreme Court Justice deborah smith ruled on sunday that the game should go ahead.
aUs had initially disqualified saint mary’s after determining archelaus Jack, a wide receiver with the Huskies, was ineligible to compete in a university football league because he was previously on the practice roster of the CFL’s saskatchewan roughriders.