Axemen improve to 1-1 with 39-9 win over Gaiters

Axemen improve to 1-1 with 39-9 win over Gaiters

(SHERBROOKE, QUE.) Acadia Axeman quarterback Hunter Guenard connected twice with Cordell Hastings for touchdowns and five times total on the day in a 39-9 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters on Saturday afternoon on Coulter Field in AUS football action.

Hastings was named the Subway Player of the Game for his 133 yards on five receptions.

The victory improved Acadia's record to 1-1 while Bishop's fell to 0-3.

Axemen Running back Dale Wright, who was the 2017 AUS Most Outstanding Player, rushed for a touchdown and a total of 78 yards on 13 carries.

After controlling most of the game, Bishop's was able to put a major on the board when third-string quarterback Kyle Sheahan (Ottawa, Ont.) scored on a one-yard sneak.

Jadin White-Frayne ran the ensuing kickoff back for the Axemen to cap their scoring and win 39-9. White-Frayne's return is the second longest return in Axemen football history - second to Eric Neilsen's return of 104 yards in 2004. White-Frayne posted 9 punt returns for 74 yards in addition to his two kickoff returns.

Bishop's quarterback Dylan Tucker (Campbell River, B.C.) played the majority of the game as starter Mathieu Demers (Lévis, Que.) went down to injury early in the first quarter. Tucker rushed for 24 yards, and threw for 102.

The Gaiters will travel to Antigonish, N.S. for a match up against St. Francis Xavier on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

The Axemen will host Mount Allison this coming Saturday in their season home opener. The Mounties fell to 1-1 Saturday with a 25-13 loss to Saint Mary's.

Source: Bishop's Gaiters Sports Information

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