Axemen prove a cut above
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