X-Men drop 32-19 game to Bishop's

Photo credit Bishop's Sports Information
Photo credit Bishop's Sports Information

LENNOXVILLE, QC. – Freshman quarterback Charles Aubry went 27-37 for 264 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday night in the Bishop's Gaiters home opener as they beat the No. 7 ranked StFX X-Men 32-19 in front of a raucous Coulter Field crowd.

Aubry also added 61 yards on 6 carries and a touchdown.

The freshman was flawless as the Gaiters improved to 1-1 while StFX dropped to 1-1 in the AUS standings.

Aubry connected with fellow freshman Nathan Lupien, sophomore Corey Williams, and senior Nathan Walker through the air for touchdowns.

He added one on the ground.

Bishop's led 5-0 after the first stanza and 18-6 at halftime. After three, the hosts were up 25-11 but StFX pushed early in the fourth quarter.  The X-Men scored a touchdown then after their second blocked punt of the game were only able to manage a rouge to cut the lead to 25-19.

Aubry showed veteran poise down the stretch and marched the Gaiters 75 yards on nine plays before connecting with Walker for a major at the 11:52 mark. That put the game all but out of reach and gave the Gaiters their first win of the season.

For his efforts, Aubry was awarded the Subway Player of the Game.

Bishop's defense was led by Louvre Moussenguet who recorded six tackles including 2.5 sacks.  Guillaume Trottier also had six tackles and a sack.

For the X-Men, Gordon Whyte had 11 tackles in the game, including 10 solo, while Alex Fedchun had 10 tackles and a pair of sacks.

Bailey Wasdal went 7-15 for 95 yards for StFX, long with a touchdown and an interception before giving way to Quinn Stewart halfway through the third quarter. Stewart finished 6-10 for 85 yards and a touchdown.

The X-Men touchdowns were scored in the air – 32 yards by Isaac Fagnan from Wasdal on a nice catch in double coverage, and 24 yards by Michael Forsey from Stewart.

Keiran Burnham also kicked a 32 yard field goal to round out the X-Men scoring.

Next up, Bishop's travels to Halifax to face the Saint Mary's Huskies (1-0) on Saturday, Sept. 7. The X-Men will also play on Saturday as they host the Acadia Axemen (1-0)


Courtesy Bishop's Sports Information