11.5.11 FOOTBALL: Cavs Set Records in 60-0 Win

Football, 2011-11-05

Walsh (4-6) recorded back-to-back shutouts for the first time in school history in blanking Concordia University 60-0 on Senior Day at Fawcett Stadium. The win gives the Cavs their first two-game winning streak of the season. Walsh also set a new mark with their 60-point margin of victory. The previous mark for margin of victory was 56, set last year in a 63-7 win over Kentucky Christian. Walsh closes the season at Quincy University next Saturday at 2 pm. The game will be broadcast live on NewsTalk 640 AM WHLO, starting with the pregame show at 1:45 pm.

The Cavs scored in every quarter, and opened the scoring when Justin Keith (6-2, 235, R-Fr., Canton, OH, OH/South) scored on a 21-yard run at 9:48 of the first period. Keith would score two more times, on runs of six and 25 yards and finished the day with 150 yards rushing. Walsh's second score came when Jeff Farrell (6-1, 176, So., Fort Myers, FL/Bishop Venot) caught a 22-yard TD pass from Jim Shiplett (6-2, 235, R-Fr., Canton, OH, OH/South) at 6:01 of the opening stanza.

Walsh added two second period scores and led 27-0 at the half. Toba Olarewaju (5-10, 191, Jr., Youngstown, OH/Christian) scored on a six-yard run, as did Keith.

Keith scored the only TD of the third quarter on his 25-yard run, as the Cavs took a 34-0 lead into the final period.

Tailback Steve Smith (So., 5-10, 197, Norton, OH/HS) returned from injury and reached the end zone on a 32-yard run early in the fourth quarter. He finished with 58 yards rushing on nine carries. The defense got into the act, when linebacker Mitch Horlocker (6-3, 215, Fr., Columbus, OH/Hamilton Twp.) intercepted a pass and returned it 45 yards for a score. Jack Dawson (6-2, 191, So., Columbiana, OH/South Range) then connected with Darryl Gary (5-9, 157, Fr., Fort Myers, FL/South Fort Myers) for a 27-yard TD pass and Kyandre' Smith (5-9, 190, Fr., Lehigh Acers, FL/East Lee County) closed the scoring with a two-yard run with 5:05 to play.

Walsh rushed for 345 yards and totaled 525 yards total offense. The defense stymied Concordia all day long, holding the Cardinals to five first downs, minus 14 yards rushing and 91 yards total offense. The minus 14 yards rushing is also a team record.