(SACKVILLE, NB) It would take more than a storm to deny us of this highly touted game of top-10 U SPORTS football programs, as the X-Men defeated the Mounties by a score of 26-7.
After a quick three-and-out for both sides, it seemed Mount Allison were poised to strike first before a strip sack of Mounties quarterback CJ Valenti (Terrebonne, QC) turned the tables. Alex Fedchun (Calgary, AB) would recover the fumble and take it deep into Mounties territory. A big defensive stand by the Mounties saw St. FX send their kicker Ben Hadley (Halifax, NS) for an 18-yarder and put three points on the board.
The X-Men did not allow Mount Allison to generate much offense for the remainder of the 1st half, forcing the Mounties to take two team safeties which put them ahead 7-0 at the break.
St. FX would add to their lead as second year quarterback Silas Fagnan (Bonnyville, AB) and first year standout receiver Zachary Houde (Thetford Mines, QC) found great rhythm and would combine for two quick touchdowns.
That staunch X-Men defense would continue to dominate much of the 2nd half with Mount Allison conceiting a third team safety, much to the dismay of the large home crowd. Ben Hadley (Halifax, NS) would add another field goal for a commanding 26-0 lead for the visitors.
Mount Allison's lone score would come courtesy of rookie running back Brandt Burzuk (Red Deer, AB) as he punched it in from 1 yard out.
Subway Player of the Game was the aforementioned Zachary Houde (Thetford Mines, QC).
The Mounties (3-1) will look to bounce back as they travel to Bishop's (1-2) next Saturday for a 3 p.m. clash.
St. FX (4-0) head into a bye and will next see action on October 8 as they host Bishop's for a 3 p.m. tilt in Antigonish.
Recap courtesy of Mounties Athletics