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Axemen amass 218 yards in third straight victory

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The Acadia Axemen are off to their best football start in more than 15 years after defeating St. F.X. for the second time in three weeks.

Acadia (3-0) defeated the X-Men 33-14 Sept. 24 at Raymond Field behind a ground attack that outrushed St. F.X. 218-45. Zach Clarke led the way with 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Zack Skibin added 87 yards on eight carries.

Kyle Graves was 14 of 23 for 201 yards and two majors.

Mike Squires caught five passes for 97 yards while A.J. Durling, Stu Clow and Graves each caught touchdown passes. Graves’ 29-yard reception was on throw from Clow.

Jarret Laycock and Tom Labenski led the defence with 5.5 tackles each. Jake Thomas had a pair of sacks while Labenksi added one.

Andrew Rowe and Jack Rush each had interceptions. Ed McNally and A. Fraser each forced fumbles while Laycock recovered one.

The homeside led 19-0 at the half and 33-7 after three quarters for their best regular season start since 1995.

Acadia travels to Halifax Saturday to play Saint Mary’s at 2 p.m. with first place on the line. As of Sunday, the Huskies were 2-1 but were poised to improve to 3-0 if a forfeit stands. The Huskies lost to Montreal in Week 2, but the Carabins used an ineligible player. 


Geographic location: Halifax, Saint Mary, Montreal

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  • Robert
    September 27, 2011 - 08:46

    Let's not get too excited about the 3-0 start. The Axemen have looked OK, but realistically, they have two wins against one of the weakest teams in the country, let alone the conference. Their competition in the interlocking weekend with Quebec was one of the weak sisters of that conference. Let's revisit this story after they play a legitimate contending team like the Huskies. While I would like nothing better than for the Axemen to be hugely successful, it is far too early to be beating the drums this loudly.