Ax­e­men prove a cut above

The London Free Press - - SPORTS -

Tues­day’s Loney Bowl be­tween the Saint Mary’s Huskies and Aca­dia Ax­e­men was al­most as wild as the le­gal mess that led to the game be­ing played three days af­ter it was orig­i­nally sched­uled.

The Huskies took a 17-6 lead in the sec­ond quar­ter on a pair of touch­downs from Liam O’Brien, but the Ax­e­men scored a safety and a field goal in the final 90 sec­onds of the half to cut the lead to 17-11.

Aca­dia started the third quar­ter with a 32-year touch­down pass to Cordell Hast­ings to take an 18-17 lead, then went up by four on a Jarett Sau­mure field goal.

O’Brien scored his third touch­down of the day to put Saint Mary’s back in front, but Aca­dia re­ceiver Eu­gene McMinns reeled in a 44-yard Cluett pass to put the hosts up 28-24 head­ing into the final quar­ter.

Brian Hope of Saint Mary’s kicked a field goal and then a sin­gle to tie the game. Cluett’s one-yard touch­down with 1:36 left ap­peared to put the hosts in the driver’s seat, but Saint Mary’s drove 80 yards in 74 sec­onds, end­ing in a Kaleb Scott one-yard run to force over­time.

Hope and Sau­mure ex­changed field goals in over­time, then Ax­e­men quar­ter­back Cody Cluett rushed for a one-yard touch­down to give Aca­dia the lead. Garvin Cius picked off a Scott pass in the end zone to seal the 45-38 vic­tory. The Cana­dian Press

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