Huskies advance to Subway AUS Loney Bowl with 16-15 win over StFX 

Photo by Nick Pearce
Photo by Nick Pearce

(HALIFAX, N.S.) The Saint Mary's Huskies used a last-minute rouge from kicker Brain Hope to defeat the StFX X-Men 16-15 on Saturday afternoon in the Subway AUS Football Semifinal from Huskies Stadium. 

The first quarter saw StFX concede an early safety on their first drive and used a 33-yard field goal from Jonathan Heidebrecht (Camrose, Alta.) to take a 3-2 lead with 2:34 left in the quarter. 

Hope (Port Coquitlan, B.C.) added his only field goal of the game on a 39-yarder with 43 seconds left, giving the Huskies a 5-3 lead after 10 minutes. 

Heidebrecht hit field goals from 51, 31, and 17-yards out for all the scoring in the second quarter and StFX regained the lead 12-5 at the half. 

Saint Mary's scored the only points in the third quarter with a rouge point from Hope and a safety for SMU saw the Huskies chip away at StFX's 12-8 lead going into the fourth quarter. 

The lone touchdown of the game came form Saint Mary's with 14:42 in the final quarter when receiver Archelaus Jack (Toronto, Ont.) hauled in a 22-yard pass from quarterback Kaleb Scott (Mount Albert, Ont.) as the Huskies took only 1:32 off the clock with their six-play, 67-yard drive and took the lead at 15-12. 

Heidebrecht hit his fifth and final field goal from 25-yards out and tied the game at 15-15 with 3:25 left. 

Scott then orchestrated a six-play, 37-yard drive which took SMU from their own 52 to StFX's 21-yard line.  

Hope had the game on his foot from 28-yards out and missed his attempt to the right as the ball went thru the end zone for the single point and a 16-15 Siant Mary's lead with 41 seconds left. 

StFX had one final attempt from 68-yards away but Heidebrecht's field goal kick came up short and Saint Mary's held-on for the 16-15 victory. 

With the win, the Huskies advance to the Subway AUS Loney Bowl being hosted by the Acadia Axemen Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in Wolfville, N.S.  


Source: Dominic Nolasco
 for Saint Mary's Athletics

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