10.13.12 FOOTBALL: Cavs Shutout by No. 8 Eagles 30-0

Football, 2012-10-13

Walsh couldn’t find a way to get past Ashland’s stout defense and fell 30-0 on the road for the Eagles’ homecoming game Saturday afternoon. It was the first time the Cavaliers (2-5, 1-5) have been shutout in 10 years. The No. 8 Eagles remained unbeaten at 7-0 overall and 6-0 in the GLIAC.

Ashland took the lead early in the first quarter as Taylor Housewright found Anthony Capasso on a 20-yard strike 3:29 into the game. The duo connected again, this time on a nine-yard pass, for another score with 3:53 remaining in the opening stanza. The Eagles scored touchdowns in the second and third quarters on a pair of Jordan McCune runs before a field goal in the fourth quarter set up the final score at 30-0.

The Eagles limited Walsh to 116 total yards on offense and held a time-of-possession advantage of over 10 minutes. Toba Olarewaju (Sr., 5-10, Youngstown, OH/Christian) was the leading rusher for the Cavs with 53 yards on 18 carries. Cameron Trudell (So., 5-10, Columbus, OH/Walnut Ridge) led the team in tackles with 12.

The last time Walsh was shutout came almost exactly 10 years ago to the day when the Cavs fell to Tri-State 22-0 on October 12, 2002.

The Cavaliers return home to Fawcett Stadium for Homecoming against Tiffin next Saturday at noon. Homecoming weekend festivities can be found here. The game will air on tape-delay on STO at 7 p.m.