Axemen bolster offensive line

Lloydminster offensive lineman joins AUS team’s 2015 class.

Acadia Axemen is continuing to get bigger on the line.

The team has announced the addition of Keiler Cherry to their football program.

Cherry, a 6’6, 295 pound offensive lineman from Lloydminster, Alberta, will join the team for the 2015 AUS season.

With his commitment, he becomes the eighth recruit with a height of 6’4 or above.

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Recently, Cherry guided the Saskatoon Hilltops of the Prairie Football Conference (PFC) in the Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) to the Canadian Bowl Championship. Additionally, he was a 2014 PFC All-Star.

Previous to the Hilltops, the offensive lineman suited up for Holy Rosary Raiders of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA).

“We are very excited Keiler decided to become an Axemen (he could possibly be the Axeman mascot),” commented Axemen Head Coach Jeff Cummins.  “Keiler is a big (6’6 295) and very talented offensive lineman as a PCFC All-Star on the CJFL National Championship team.”

“Winning breeds winning and we are excited to get Keiler back here on campus as a seasoned player to mix in with our young pups and solidify our offensive line. Keiler helps us immediately get bigger upfront along with four to five other recruits standing 6’5 and above. Upfront, in the trenches, size does matter and a lot of times the “Big Dog” wins those battles. We would like to welcome Keiler to the Acadia Axemen family! ”

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For his part, Cherry opted for the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus for several reasons.

“I felt that having Coach Cummins work with me could really take my game to the next level; he is a very knowledgeable coach with a real passion for the game,” said Cherry.  “On my recruiting trip, I could really see how much the whole town supports and cares about athletics at Acadia.”

“They have a really great trainer who has an excellent offseason training program in place that I could see myself getting really great results from. I have been working the past four years while playing for the Hilltops so I felt that the small class sizes could help me to adjust and be successful academically. Acadia has a great tradition of doing well in the AUS I hope to come in and make an impact as soon as possible.”





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