2005 Archive

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

"Walsh University Adds Seven More Football Recruits"

Walsh University Head Football Coach Jim Dennison has added seven more recruits to the 2006 class.  Dennison has added two transfers and five freshmen.  Walsh finished 8-3 overall last season and 5-2 (2nd) in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League.  Walsh competes in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

"We're excited about the latest additions, to what is already an outstanding recruiting class," noted Dennison.

Walsh University Football Additions...

Cortez Black (FB, 6-0, Lehigh HS/FL) played for Matt Perkowski and participated in the Lehigh All-Star game and was first team All-County.

Tim Cox (TB, 5-11, 185, Minerva HS) played for Brett Yeagley at Minerva.  Cox was first team All-NBC, team Captain and put together back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons on the ground his junior and senior years.

Jevontae Freeman (TB, 5-9, 180, Maple Heights HS) transferred from Malone, where he played one year.  Freeman has three years of eligibility remaining.

Zach Hawrot (TB, 6-0, 175, Steubenville Catholic Central) lettered for Greg Baker.  He was first team All-OVAC, All-Ohio and Eastern District and was Eastern District Player of the Year.

Kevin Looman (LB-DE, 6-3, 255, GlenOak HS) is a transfer from the University of Akron.   He did not play for the Zips and has four years of eligibility remaining.   He played for Jack Rose at GlenOak. 

Anthony Oliverio (SS, 5-9, 180, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) played for Keith Wakefield and the Irish.  He was named All-State, first team All-City All-District and All-Beacon Journal.

Mike Pissini (LB-FB, 6-2, 225, Warren JFK) played for Tony Napolet.  He earned three letters and was Team Captain.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"Walsh University Announces 2006 Football Recruiting Class"

Walsh University Head Football Coach Jim Dennison has announced his 2006 recruiting class.  The 2006 class includes 23 freshmen and three transfers.  Walsh finished 8-3 overall last season and 5-2 (2nd) in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League.  The Cavs were ranked 18th in the NAIA post season poll.  Walsh competes in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

"We concentrated on big people for our 2006 recruiting class and brought in ten offensive lineman and two interior defensive linemen," exclaimed Dennison.  "This class compliments our returnees very well and we are looking forward to our 2006 season."

Walsh 2006 Recruiting Class

Andrew Bauer (G, 6-3, 285, St. Thomas Aquinas HS)  Lettered for Tim Lyrrell. Selected to the All-WHBC team, 3.11 GPA.

Brad Blevins (FB-LB/P, 6-2, 210, Newton Falls HS) lettered for Mark Bjelac.  All-County, Team Captain.

Michael Bull (QB, 6-4, 200, Olentangy HS) lettered for Ed Terwilliger. Honorable mention All-Conference and second team All-County, 3.20 GPA

William Call (OT, 6-5, 280, Miamisburg HS)  Three-year letter winner for Tim Lewis.  Team Captain, honorable mention All-Southwest Ohio, 3.20 GPA.

Jonathan Carter (OLB/LS,  6-2, 200, DeGraff Riverside HS) lettered for Bill Pizzino.  First team All-League, second team All-Ohio and Team Defensive MVP, 3.20 GPA.

Rayshon Dent (QB, 5-11, 185, Akron Buchtel HS) lettered for Claude Brown.  First team All-City Series, twice named WAKR Student-Athlete of the Week, 3.80 GPA.

Nathaniel Durig (OG, 6-3, 280, Howland HS) lettered for Dick Angle.  First team All-League.

Aaron Forte (DE/LS 6-4, 240, Canton South HS) lettered three years for Elmer Schuetz.  Second team All-NBC, 3.40 GPA.

Derion Hall (WR, 5-10, 175, Miamisburg HS) lettered for Tim Lewis.  Second team All-District.

Kyle Harrison (DB/WR/KR, 5-11, 185, Tallmadge HS) lettered for Joe Vassalotti.  First team All-Suburban league, second team All-Ohio.

James Heighway (P, 6-1, 180, North Canton Hoover HS/BGSU) lettered for Don Hertler Jr.  Transfer from Bowling Green State University. 

Corey Leggett (WR, 6-3, 185, Carrollton HS) lettered for Barry Goettenmoeller.  First team All-Conference, All-District and All-Ohio, Team Captain and will play in the "Big 33" game.

John Maglio (OT, 6-6, 270, Orrville HS) lettered for Bill McMillan and has a 3.20 GPA.

Marcus Metzger (OT, 6-2, 285, Strasburg-Franklin HS) lettered for Ron Hurst.  Three-time first team NE-District, two-time first team All-League, first team All-Ohio, Team Captain, 3.40 GPA.

Tommy Newson (DL, 6-3, 300 Elyria HS/Toledo) lettered for Mark Solis.  Transfer from the University of Toledo.  First team All-League, All-Ohio and played in the North-South All-Star game.

Beau Papania (TB, 5-10, 190, Columbiana HS) lettered for Robert Spaite.  Team Captain, first team All-League, All County, AJ Huddle Player of the Week, holds school rushing records. 

Josh Perryman (OL, 6-3, 265, Barron Collier HS/FL) lettered for Bill Sparacio.  Two-year starter, twice named All-County.

Tyler Pierce (WR, 6-3, 175, Salem HS) lettered three years for Doug Phillips.  Second team All-MAC.

Austin Power (LB, 5-10, 205, Louisville HS) lettered for Paul Farrah.  First team All-NBC (3), All-County (3), All-Ohio, Team Captain, played in "Big 33" game, 3.28 GPA.

Zach Pridemore (OL, 6-6, 235, Carrollton HS) lettered for Barry Goettenmoeller.  First team All-League, All-District, honorable mention All-Ohio, Team Captain, played in ?Big 33? game, 3.20 GPA.

Michael Seibert (OL, 6-4, 270, Poland Seminary) lettered for Mark Brungard.  First team All-Conference, third team All-District, Team Captain, 3.20 GPA.

Levi Taylor (WR, 6-2, 190, Pickerington Central HS) lettered for Jay Sharrett.  All-District honorable mention, Team?s Most Improved Player, 3.00 GPA.

Jon Templin (FB, 6-0, 225, Sylvania Northview HS) lettered for Eric Keller.  First team All-League, All-District, Team Captain, 3.30 GPA.

Kyle Trisnar (OL, 6-3, 250, Carrollton HS/Kent State) lettered for Barry Goettenmoeller.  Transfer from Kent State University.  First team All-Conference, All-District, All-County, All-Ohio.

Cory Urdiales (OL, 6-1, 280, Copley HS) lettered for Dan Boarman.  First team All-Suburban League, second team All-District, Team Captain, 3.00 GPA.

Scott Williams (WR, 5-10, 165, Kent Roosevelt HS) lettered for Ed Becker.  First team All?League, honorable mention All-District, Team MVP, 3.50 GPA.

Thursday, January 16, 2006

"Walsh University's Kane and Clegg Earn All-Mid-States Football Association All-Academic Honors"

Walsh University has placed two student-athletes on the Mid-States Football Association All-Academic Team.  Dan Kane (QB, Sr., Bolivar, OH/Tusky Valley) and Ryan Clegg (OL, Sr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) were selected to the honor team.

Kane, who also earned recognition last season, carries a 3.88 GPA and is a management/philosophy major.  Clegg is a communications major and carries a 3.66 GPA.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Lash, Raddish Earn NAIA All-America Honors"

Walsh University's Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) and Jon Raddish (Sr., Mogadore, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) have been named second team All-America by the NAIA-FCA All-America committee. The committee is comprised of a head coach representing each NAIA affiliated conference and a head coach representing the independent institutions.

Lash earned second team honors as a return specialist.  An electrifying return man, Lash averaged 32.3 per kick return and 12.2 per punt return.  He returned three kicks for scores and two punts for scores.  He set a Walsh record with a 95-yard kick off return for a score and became the first Cavalier to return a kick off and punt for a score in the same game.  He also led the team in scoring with 12 touchdowns and 72 points and with 38 catches for 526 yards and a 13.8 per catch average with six touchdowns. 

Raddish earned second team honors at inside linebacker.  He led the team in total tackles (110), assists (40) and sacks (5/40).  He was tied for the team lead with 70 solo tackles, had eight tackles for a loss, broke-up six passes and had an interception.  Raddish is seventh in career tackles with 279. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2005

"Walsh University Places 11 Players on All-Mid States Football Association Team"

Walsh University has placed 11 players on the All-Mid States Football Association Mideast Team.  The players were selected in a vote by the league's coaches.  The Cavs placed six players on the first team, three on the second team and two honorable mention.  Walsh finished the season 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Mideast of the Mid-States Football Association.  Head Coach Jim Dennison started the football program in 1995 and has never had a losing season at Walsh.

Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) earned first team honors at wide receiver and as a return specialist.  Lash led the team with 38 catches for 526 yards and a 13.8 per catch average with six touchdowns.  An electrifying return man, Lash averaged 32.3 per kick return and 12.2 per punt return.  He returned three kicks for scores and two punts for scores.  He set a Walsh record with a 95-yard kick off return for a score and became the first Cavalier to return a kick off and punt for a score in the same game.  He also led the team in scoring with 12 touchdowns and 72 points.  Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Schenley) earned first team honors at tight for the first time.  He was a second team selection last season.  Durham caught 21 passes for 357 yards and five touchdowns and led the Cavs with a 17.0 average per catch.  Adam Letera (Sr., Monroe Falls, OH/Stow) earned first team honors at center.  Letera was the heart of an offensive line that rushed for over 2500 yards and scored 21 rushing touchdowns.  Jon Raddish (Sr., Mogadore, OH/HS) earned first team honors at inside linebacker for the first time, after receiving honorable mention recognition last year.  Raddish led the team in total tackles (110), assists (40) and sacks (5/40).  He was tied for the team lead with 70 solo tackles, had eight tackles for a loss, broke-up six passes and had an interception.  Raddish is seventh in career tackles with 279.  Raddish's running mate at inside linebacker, Brian Rogers (Sr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt) also received first team recognition for the first time, after receiving honorable mention honors last season.  Rogers led the Cavs in tackles for a loss (8.5) and tied for the team lead in solo tackles (70) and was second in overall tackles (95).  Rogers is second all-time in career tackles with 320.  Logan Tidrick (Jr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) earned first team honors at right tackle.  Tidrick was the anchor on the right side of an offensive line that averaged 4.4 per rush and 5.0 yards each play.

Craig McConnell (Fr., Massillon, OH/Washington) earned second team honors at strong safety.  McConnell tied for the team lead in interceptions with four, finished third with 72 tackles and had 5.5 tackles for a loss.  Tailback Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) earned second team honors, after rushing for a team leading 1094 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Reine' led the MSFA in rushing for most of the season, until a shoulder injury limited his playing time.  He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and had a touchdown run of 86 yards.  Montreal Wade (Jr., Medina, OH/HS) earned first team honors at cornerback.    Wade tied for the team lead with four interceptions and led with eight pass break-ups.  Ron "Rock" Johnson (Sr., Cleveland, OH/St. Peter Chanel) earned honorable mention honors at fullback, after transferring from the University of Kentucky.  While being used mainly as a blocking back, Johnson still rushed for 239 yards, averaged 4.7 per carry and scored a touchdown.  Lamen Latimore (Sr., Alliance, OH/HS) earned honorable mention at defensive end.  Latimore recorded 49 tackles, had 6.5 tackles for a loss, recovered two fumbles and had 1.5 sacks.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

"Cavs Lose Heartbraker to St. Francis"

NAIA No. 11 Walsh University (8-3, 5-2) put forth a courageous effort, before falling 21-7 to NAIA No. 2 University of Saint Francis (10-0, 7-0) at Fawcett Stadium today in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game.  The 21-7 defeat leaves the Cavs post season chances in the hands of the NAIA raters, as they finish 8-3 for the fifth consecutive season.  USF finishes the regular season undefeated at 10-0.  It is their fourth straight undefeated regular season.

Walsh struck first, when Rayshaun Kizer (Jr., Euclid, OH/HS) intercepted Chris Brammel pass on the Walsh 18-yard line and returned it ten yards to the 28.  Walsh then marched 72 yards in nine plays to take the lead on a three-yard run by Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison).  The PAT gave the Cavs a 7-0 lead.  USF tied the game on the next possession, with a 17-play, 80-yard drive, when Chris Brammel scored on a one-yard run.  The PAT tied the game at 7-7, with 1:10 to play in the first quarter.  USF took the lead for the good at the 10:26 mark of the second period, when Jeremiah Wood caught a three-yard pass from Brammel.  The PAT gave the Cougars a 14-7 halftime lead.

The teams traded interceptions in the scoreless third quarter and Walsh blocked a 32-yard field goal, as the Cavs held USF without points in the third quarter for the first time this season.  The game remained tied, when Walsh started a drive at their 35-yard line with 8:47 to play.  The drive began to move when tailback Chase Hostetler (Jr., New Philadelphia,OH/HS) caught a pass from Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/HS) and advanced the ball to the USF 47-yard line.  Walsh kept moving and reached the 25-yard line when Cerreta hit Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Schenley) for a first down at the USF eight-yard line for a first and goal.  Hostetler rushed five yards to the three-yard line, and then lost a yard to the four with a little over two minutes to play.  Walsh then faced third and goal on the four-yard line when disaster struck.  With Cerreta rolling to his left, he lofted the ball over the head of fullback Brad Jarrett (Sr., North Ridgeville) OH/HS and into the hands of USF's Paul Carter, who raced 100-yards for a score to ice the win for the Cougars.  It was Carter's third interception of the day.

Walsh held the high-scoring Cougars 20 points below their scoring average of 41.7 points per game.  For USF, is their 27th straight MSFA Mideast win.

Dustin Stewart (R-Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) led the Cavs with 80 yards rushing.  Hostetler added 78 yards.  USF's Cory Jacquay caught five passes for 113 yards, while Brammel completed 10 of 21 passes for 174 yards, with two interceptions.

Monday, November 7, 2005

"Cavs Number 11 in Latest NAIA Top 25 Poll"

Walsh (8-2, 5-1) moved up two notches to number 11 in the latest NAIA Top 25 rankings.  Walsh is ranked 10th in the NAIAFOOTBALL.NET poll and 13th in the Hansen Gazette poll.  However, the NAIA poll is the officiail poll and the one that determines the playoffs.  Walsh closes the regular season at home against second ranked Saint Francis (9-0, 6-0) at 12 pm at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on AM 900 WCER and 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us at 11:45 am.  Kick off is set for 12 pm at Fawcett Stadium.  Giant Eagle of Washington Square in North Canton and Dumont's Sporting Goods will distribute free tickets to Saturday's game.

Monday, November 7, 2005

"Cavs (8-2, 5-1) Dominate Urbana; Meet Saint Francis for Title on Saturday"

NAIA No. 14 (new poll released today) Walsh (8-2, 5-1) finds themselves in a very familiar position with one game remaining in the regular season.  For the fifth straight season the Cavs will meet NAIA second ranked University of Saint Francis (Ind.) (9-0, 6-0) in the regular season finale. And, as always, the teams will play for the Mid-States Football Association title, and for the Cavs, their first playoff berth.  Walsh kept in the title chase with a 31-14 win at Urbana on Saturday.  Walsh shared the Mideast title with Saint Francis and Tri-State in 2001, but did not receive a playoff berth.  Saint Francis clinched at least a share of the title with their win over Quincy last Saturday and has not lost a league game since 2001. The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on AM 900 WCER and 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us at 11:45 am.  Kick off is set for 12 pm at Fawcett Stadium.  Giant Eagle of Washington Square in North Canton and Dumont?s Sporting Goods will distribute free tickets to Saturday's game.

There were plenty of heroes in Saturday's win at Urbana.  The Walsh defense held Urbana to 45 yards rushing and 288 yards total offense.  The Cavs also shutdown the Blue Knights for three quarters in building a 24-0 lead.  The offense had their share of stars as well. Quarterback Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) threw for 249 yards and two touchdown passes and Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) rushed for 124 yards and scored on a 50-yard scamper to finish the scoring.  Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa/Schenley) had his second straight big game, with four catches for 100 yards, one a 58-yard touchdown.  Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) caught six passes for 105 yards and a TD (23-yards) and returned a punt 70 yards to the Urbana one-yard line and was named MSFA Mideast Special Teams Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

The Cavs and Saint Francis meet for the eighth time, all-time, with the Cougars holding a 6-1 advantage.  Walsh's only win came in the first meeting, 44-41, in 1998.  The Cougars, who finished national runner-up last season, steam rolled Quincy University 53-19 last Saturday.  The Cougars led 14-0 after the first quarter and 39-11 at halftime.  USF totaled 271 yards on the ground and 332 in the air and amassed 603 yards total offense.  Quarterback Chris Brammel passed for 319 yards and three TDs and wide receiver Andy Papagiannis caught 12 passes for 183 yards and two TDs.  Running back Cory Jacquay, last seasons NAIA-Rawlings Player of the Year, rushed for 75 yards and three TDs. 

Saturday, November 5, 2005

"Cavs Stay in Playoff Hunt With 31-14 Win at Urbana"

NAIA No. 14 Walsh (8-2, 5-1) remained in the hunt for their first NAIA post season berth, after posting a 31-14 win at Urbana University (6-4, 3-3) in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game today.  Walsh now meets NAIA No. 2 University of Saint Francis (Ind.) (9-0, 6-0) for the MSFA Mideast championship next Saturday at Fawcett Stadium at 12 pm.  The meeting marks the fifth consecutive year that two teams have met in the season finale with the MSFA Mideast title at stake.  The Cougars, who have won the previous four title meetings, have already clinched at least a share of the championship after defeating Quincy University 53-19 in a MSFA game today.

There were plenty of heroes in today's win at Urbana.  The Walsh defense held Urbana to 45 yards rushing and 288 yards total offense.  The Cavs held Urbana scoreless for three quarters in building a 24-0 lead.  The offense had their share of stars as well. Quarterback Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) (Pictured top right) threw for 249 yards and two touchdown passes and Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) (Pictured bottom right) rushed for 124 yards and scored on a 50-yard scamper to finish the scoring.  Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa/Schenley) had his second straight big game, with four catches for 100 yards, one a 58-yard touchdown.  Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) caught six passes for 105 yards and a TD (23-yards) and returned a punt 70 yards to the Urbana one-yard line. Walsh led 10-0 after one quarter and at the half.

The Cavs totaled 377 yards total offense and were 6/14 on third down.  The defense held Urbana to 3/15 on third down and had one interception.

Monday, October 31, 2005

"Cavs Move-up One Notch in NAIA Poll"

Walsh (7-2, 4-1) moved up to 14th in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll.  The Cavs were 15th last week. 

Walsh (7-2, 4-1) is on the road on Saturday for a MSFA Mideast game at Urbana University (6-3, 3-2).  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us, beginning with the pre-game show at 1:15 pm.

Monday, October 31, 2005

"Wade MSFA Mideast Defensive Player of the Week"

Walsh's Montreal Wade (Jr., Medina, OH/HS) has been named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast Defensive Player of the week. Wade, the Cavs' right cornerback, had two interceptions in Walsh's 31-21 non-league win over Webber International last Thursday night at Fawcett Stadium.  Wade also had three solo tackles and broke-up a pass.  Wade is tied for the team lead with four interceptions.

Walsh (7-2, 4-1) is on the road on Saturday for a MSFA Mideast game at Urbana University (6-3, 3-2).  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us, beginning with the pre-game show at 1:15 pm.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Cavs (7-2, 4-1) Defeat Webber, Stay in NAIA Playoff Hunt

NAIA No. 15 (new poll released today) Walsh (7-2, 4-1) remained in the hunt for their first ever NAIA playoff berth, with 31-21 win over NAIA No. 16 Webber International last Thursday night.  The Cavs downed their Florida visitors 31-21 to start a new winning streak, after Geneva stopped their six-game streak five days earlier.  This Saturday, the Cavs are back in Mid-States Football Association Mideast action when they travel to Urbana University (6-3, 3-2) for a 1:30 pm start.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us, beginning with the pre-game show at 1:15 pm.

Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) threw three touchdown passes and Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) (Pictured top right) rushed for 123 yards in the Webber win. The Walsh win snapped Webber's five-game winning streak.  Cerreta connected with Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) for a 22-yard score at the 11:54 mark of the first quarter to give Walsh a 7-0 lead.  Arthur Zurcher (Fr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) then kicked a career best 40-yard field goal and Walsh led 10-0.  Webber cut the lead to 10-7 with ten seconds to play in the first quarter, when Dedrick Sykes threw a two-yard TD pass to Matt Shawyer.  Cerreta gave Walsh a 17-7 lead, when he hit Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa/Schenley) (Pictured bottom right) from 14-yards out to give Walsh a 17-7 halftime lead. Walsh scored first in the third quarter, after the teams traded turnovers, when Cerreta found Durham again, this for a 16-yard score to give the Cavs a 24-7 lead.  Walsh extended their lead in the fourth quarter, when Stewart scored from one-yard out to give the Cavs a commanding 31-7 lead.  Webber added two fourth quarter TD's for the final margin.  Cerreta completed 8 of 17 passes for 120 yards.  Durham caught four passes for 68 yards and Stewart rushed for 123 yards on 29 carries.  Webber's Dedrick Sykes completed 21 of 38 passes for 248 yards, but was picked off twice by Montreal Wade (Jr., Medina, OH/HS).

Rob Lash leads the MSFA and NAIA in kick returns with a 35.9 average.  Lash has returned three kicks and two punts for TDs.  Lash is also second in the MSFA in scoring with 66 points for a 7.3 per game average.

Walsh and Urbana meet for the 11th time, all-time, on Saturday.  Walsh leads the series 10-0 and won 32-28 at Fawcett Stadium last year.  The Blue Knights were dealt a huge blow in their bid for a post season berth, when they were beaten 45-30 at Quincy University last Saturday.  Quincy jumped on Urbana for 35 first half points, on their way to a 35-16 halftime lead. They would extend the lead to 45-16, before the Blue Knights scored two fourth quarter TDs.   

Thursday, October 27, 2005

"Walsh Downs Webber International 31-21"

Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) threw three touchdown passes and Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) rushed for 123 yards, as NAIA No. 15 Walsh (7-2) defeated NAIA No. 16 Webber International (5-2) 31-21 at Fawcett Stadium tonight.  The win snapped Webber's five-game winning streak.  Cerreta connected with Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) for a 22-yard score at the 11:54 mark of the first quarter to give Walsh a 7-0 lead.  Arthur Zurcher (Fr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS)  then kicked a career best 40-yard field goal and Walsh led 10-0.  Webber cut the lead to 10-7 with ten seconds to play in the first quarter, when Dedrick Sykes threw a two-yard TD pass to Matt Shawyer.  Cerreta gave Walsh a 17-7 lead, when he hit Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, Pa/Schenley) from 14-yards out to give Walsh a 17-7 halftime lead. Walsh scored first in the third quarter, after the teams traded turnovers, when Cerreta found Durham again, this for a 16-yard score to give the Cavs a 24-7 lead.  Walsh extended their lead in the fourth quarter, when Stewart scored from one-yard out to give the Cavs a commanding 31-7 lead.  Webber added two fourth quarter TD's, as Sykes connected with Chad Pearce (17 yards) and PJ Curbeam (23 yard) to end the scoring.

Cerreta completed 8 of 17 passes for 120 yards.  Durham caught four passes for 68 yards and Stewart rushed for 123 yards on 29 carries.  Webber's Dedrick Sykes completed 21 of 38 passes for 248 yards, but was picked off twice by Montreal Wade (Jr., Medina, OH/HS).

Walsh is at Urbana on November 5th for a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game.

Monday, October 24, 2005

"Cavs Drop To 15th in Latest NAIA Poll"

Walsh (6-2, 4-1) has dropped four notches to number 15 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Football Coaches Poll.  Walsh had just jumped from 15 to 11 the previous week.  The number 11 ranked was their highest ranking of the season.  The Cavs had their six-game winning streak snapped, 21-20 in overtime, by Geneva College last Saturday.

The Cavs are home this Thursday night, to meet NAIA No. 16 Webber International (5-1) at 7 pm at Fawcett Stadium.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER, 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us.  Anyone holding a ticket to Saturday's McKinley/Massillon game at Fawcett Stadium, can gain free admission to the Webber game by showing that ticket at the gate.

Monday, October 24, 2005

"Cavs (6-2, 4-1) Geneva Stuns Cavs 21-20 in OT/Play Thursday at Home"

NAIA No. 11 Walsh (6-2, 4-1) had its six-game winning streak snapped, with a 21-20 overtime loss to Geneva College in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game, played Saturday in the rain at Fawcett Stadium.  The loss was the first for the Cavs in MSFA Mideast play and will surely drop them in the next NAIA top 25 (released today).  Walsh will have to bounce back quickly, as the host Webber International this Thursday at 7 pm at Fawcett Stadium.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER, 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us. Anyone holding a ticket to Saturday's McKinley/Massillon game at Fawcett Stadium, can gain free admission to the Webber game by showing that ticket at the gate.

Walsh led Geneva 14-0 on a pair of two-yard runs, one by Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) at the 5:34 mark of the first quarter and the second by Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast), at the 6:42 mark of the second quarter. Geneva came back with a score late in the half (1:24) and trailed 14-7 at halftime. Walsh added to their lead in the third quarter, when Reine' scored from the two-yards out, but had the score nullified because of a motion penalty.  They then failed to add points when Arthur Zurcher (Fr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) had a field goal attempt blocked.  After a scoreless third period, Geneva drove 89 yards to tie the game with 31 seconds to play, when back-up quarterback Matt Brown connected with Bam Harmon on fourth and six from the Walsh 14-yard line for the game tying score.  After Zach Blair tied the game with the point after, Walsh took a knee after the kickoff to send the game to overtime.

Walsh took the lead in the overtime on Reine's third touchdown of the game, a three-yard run.  But Zurcher missed the extra-point and Walsh led 20-14.  Geneva scored the tying TD on third and ten from the Walsh 15-yard line, when Brown hit Harmon for 15-yard score.  Zach Blair then kicked the extra point to provide the winning margin. 

Walsh's Antwain Reine' rushed for 121 yards and went over 1,000 yards (1,046) for the season. The Cavs have had a back rush for at least 1,000 yards in ten of Head Coach Jim Dennison's eleven years at Walsh. 

Walsh and NAIA No. 18 Webber International (5-1), from Babson Park, FL, meet for the first time under the lights at Fawcett Stadium on Thursday.  Hurricane Wilma forced Webber to cancel its scheduled game with Allen University last Saturday.  The Warriors last game was a 20-18 win over North Greenville on October 15.  The Warriors have won their last five games.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

"Cavs Fall in Overtime 21-20 to Geneva "

Geneva College (5-3, 2-2) upset NAIA No. 11 Walsh University (6-2, 4-1) 21-20 in overtime, at Fawcett Stadium today in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game.  The snapped Walsh's six-game winning streak and was their first loss in MSFA Mideast play.

Walsh led 14-0 on a pair of two-yard runs, one by Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) at the 5:34 mark of the first quarter and the second by Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast), at the 6:42 mark of the second quarter. Geneva came back with a score late in the half (1:24) on a four-yard run by Brandon Nathan and trailed 14-7 at halftime. Walsh had a score nullified in the third quarter because of a motion penalty, when Reine' scored from the two-yards out.  They then failed to add points when Arthur Zurcher (Fr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) had a field goal attempt blocked.  This would prove costly.  Geneva drove 89 yards to tie the game with 31 seconds to play, when back-up quarterback Matt Brown connected with Bam Harmon on fourth and six, from the Walsh 14-yard line, for the game tying score.  After Zach Blair tied the game with point after, Walsh took a knee after the kickoff, and the game went to overtime.

Walsh took the lead in the overtime on Reine's third TD run of the game, a three-yard run.  But, Zurcher missed the extra-point and Walsh led 20-14.  On the day, Zurcher missed three field goals, with two being blocked.  Geneva scored the tying TD on third and ten from the Walsh 15-yard line, when Brown hit Harmon for 15-yard score.  Zach Blair then kicked the extra point to provide the winning margin. 

Walsh's Antwain Reine' rushed for 121 yards and went over 1,000 yards (1,046) for the season.  Geneva's Brandon Nathan led all rushers with 160 yards.

Walsh is home on Thursday night at 7 pm, for a non-league game with Webber International (FL).

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Lash NAIA National Special Teams Player of the Week"

Walsh's Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) has been named NAIA National Special Teams Player of the Week.  In Walsh's 45-14 win at Taylor University on Saturday, Lash returned a punt 69 yards for a score and a kick off a Walsh record 95 yards for a score.  Lash has returned two punts and three kicks for TDs in 2005 and had one punt called back because of a penalty.  Lash is averaging 40.5 per kick return and has been named Mid-States Football Association Mideast Special Teams Player of the Week three times.

The NAIA No. 11 Cavs (6-1, 4-0) put their six-game win streak on the line this Saturday, at noon, in an MSFA Mideast game against Geneva College (4-3, 1-2).  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER, 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Cavs Jump to 11th in Latest NAIA Top 25 Poll"

Walsh (6-1, 4-0) has moved up four notches to number 11 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Football Coaches Poll.  It is their highest ranking of the season.  The Cavs put their six-game win streak on the line this Saturday at home against Geneva College in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game at 12 pm.

Monday, October 17, 2005

"Cavs (6-1, 4-0) Win 6th Straight, Remain Unbeaten in MSFA Mideast with 45-14 Win at Taylor/Lash Sets Return Record"

NAIA No. 15 (next ranking released 10/17) Walsh University (6-1, 4-0) won its sixth straight game, defeating Taylor University 45-14 in a  Mid-States Football Association Mideast game played Saturday in Upland, Indiana.  The win keeps the Cavs unbeaten in the Mideast, and in first place, one-half game ahead of Saint Francis (IN) (6-0, 3-0).  The Cavs are home this Saturday, for a Mideast game with Geneva College (4-3- 1-2) at 12 pm.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER, 1350 AM WARF and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) led the Cavs offensive attack at Taylor, returning a kick and a punt for touchdowns.  Lash was named Mid-States Football Association Mideast Special Teams Player of the Week for the second straight week and for the third time this season.  Lash has returned three kick-offs and two punts for touchdowns this season.  Lash returned a kick-off, a Walsh record 95 yards for a score, and a punt return 69 yards (one-yard shy of a Walsh record) for a score, as the Cavs scored in every quarter.  Walsh scored the first ten points and led 10-0 after one quarter.  The Cavs scored 14 points in the second and third quarters, and led 38-7 after three quarters.  Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) rushed for 138 yards and scored twice.  Quarterback Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) passed for 98 yards on 6-13 with a TD, tossing a 16-yard TD pass to Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) in the fourth quarter.

Antwain Reine' leads the MSFA in rushing with 925 yards, averaging 5.8 per carry and 132.1 yards per game.   Rob Lash is averaging 40.6 yards each kick return, but fails to qualify among the leaders because he lacks the required number of returns per game. Teams have been kicking away from Lash.  Lash does, however, lead the MSFA in all purpose yards, averaging 150.9 yards per game. 

Walsh has won six games in a row on two other occasions, 1995 and 2001.  They have never won seven straight games.

Walsh returns home to Fawcett Stadium to meet Geneva College on Saturday.  Geneva blanked Quincy University 24-0 in the second half, on their way to a 52-21 win at home last Saturday.  The game was tied 14-14 after one quarter and Geneva led 28-21 at the half.  The Golden Tornadoes had three TDs of more than 38 yards.  They scored on pass plays of 49 and 43 yards and returned a punt 72 yards for a score.  Geneva running back Brandon Nathan rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Justin Sciarro passed for 153 yards and three TDs.  Geneva is averaging 26.1 points per game and allowing 22.6 per game. Geneva leads the all-time series with Walsh 6-4, but the Cavs have won the last four meetings and won 14-7 at Geneva last year.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"Cavs Win 6th Straight 45-14 at Taylor/Lash Scores Twice on Returns"

NAIA No. 15 Walsh (6-1, 4-0) won its sixth straight game, 45-14 at Taylor University today.  Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (Pictured bottom right) returned a kick a Walsh record 95 yards for a score, and a punt return 69 yards (one-yard shy of a Walsh record) for a score, as the Cavs scored in every quarter.  Walsh scored the first ten points and led 10-0 after one quarter.  After Taylor scored to cut the lead to 10-7, Lash returned the kick 95 yards for a TD.  Lash has three kick returns and two punt returns for a score this season.  The Cavs scored 14 second and third quarter points and led 38-7 after three quarters.  Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) (Pictured to right) rushed for 138 yards and scored twice.  Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) passed for 98 yards on 6-13 with a TD, a 16-yard pass to Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS).

Walsh is home to Geneva at 12 pm next Saturday.

Monday, October 10, 2005

"Cavs Remain 15th in Latest NAIA Poll"

Walsh (5-1, 3-0) remained 15th in the latest NAIA Top 25 Football poll released today.  Only one team (McKendrree) in the top 25 last week lost.  The Cavs are 11th in the NAIAFOOTBALL.NET poll and in the 9th Hansen Gazette poll.  The Cavs are at Taylor University (0-5, 0-2) for a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game on Saturday at 2:30 pm.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Monday, October 10, 2005

FOOTBALL: 15th Ranked Cavs (5-1, 3-0) Win 5th Straight, Remain Unbeaten in MSFA Mideast/Reine' Offensive Player of the Week

NAIA No. 15 (next ranking released 10/10) Walsh University (5-1, 3-0) won its fifth straight game, defeating visiting Quincy University (2-4, 1-1) 31-26 in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game, played on Saturday in a driving rain storm at Fawcett Stadium.  The win keeps the Cavs unbeaten in the Mideast and in first place, one-half game ahead of Saint Francis (IN) (5-0, 2-0) and Urbana (5-1, 2-0).  The Cavs are on the road this Saturday, at Taylor University (0-5, 0-2) for a Mideast game at 2:30 pm.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on 900 AM WCER and on the internet at www.wcer.us.

Walsh's Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) passed for 133 yards and three TDs and Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) (Pictured top right) rushed for 204 yards, as Walsh held off a Quincy rally in the fourth quarter.  Reine' was named MSFA Mideast Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.  After Quincy took a 3-0 lead, Walsh scored twice on TD tosses from Cerreta.  First, he hit Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Schenley) for a 26-yard score, then Cerreta connected with Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) for a 23-yard score to give the Cavs a 14-3 lead.  Quincy and the Cavs then traded field goals and Walsh led 17-6 in the second quarter.  Walsh padded their lead when Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) scored on a nine-yard run, to give the Cavs a 24-6 lead with 1:16 to go in the first half.  Quincy came right back and closed the gap, driving 65 yards on nine plays, to trim the Walsh lead to 24-12 at the half.

Walsh's only score of the second half came on the opening drive, when Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) caught a 10-yard TD pass from Cerreta giving the Cavs a 31-12.  Quincy answered on their next possession, trimming the lead to 31-19, then scored in the fourth quarter on a one-yard run and trailed 31-26 with 8:58 to play.  The Hawks stopped Walsh, and had a chance to win the game with 4:45 to play after Walsh missed a field goal.  The Hawks drove from their own 20 to the Walsh 35-yard line, when disaster hit.  Quincy quarterback Matt Wehrle fumbled a snap on second down, and then was sacked on third down for a 12-yard loss to midfield.  On fourth down, Quincy elected to punt, pushing Walsh back to its own six-yard line with 1:38 to play.  Walsh's Antwain Reine' then sealed the game for the Cavs, when he raced 79 yards on first down to the Quincy 15, where the Cavs then ran out the clock.

Other fine offensive performances came from Rob Lash and Darryl Owens.  Lash caught four passes for 55 yards and Owens caught three passes for 52 yards.  On defense, Joe Phinisee (DB, So., Warren, OH/Harding) had seven tackles and an interception.  Linebackers Jon Raddish (Sr., Mogadore, OH/HS) and Brian Rogers (Sr., Kent, OH/Roosevelt) combined to make 17 tackles.

Antwain Reine' leads the MSFA in rushing with 787 yards, averaging 5.8 per carry and 131.2 yards per game.  In three games as the Cavs starting quarterback, Sam Cerreta has completed 51.9 percent of his passes for 365 yards and five touchdowns and no interceptions.  Rob Lash is averaging 35.2 yards each kick return, but does not lead the league because teams are kicking away from Rob.  He does not have enough returns per game.

Walsh travels to Upland, Indiana to meet Taylor University on Saturday.  The Trojans played well last Saturday against NAIA No. 18 Urbana, before falling 30-17.  The game was close throughout, until Urbana kicked three fourth quarter field goals to provide the final margin.  Walsh won 57-19 at Fawcett Stadium last year and lead the all-time series 4-1.  Taylor's only win came in 1999 (33-21).

Saturday, October 8, 2005

"15th Ranked Cavs Win 5th Straight, 31-26 over Quincy"

Walsh University (5-1, 3-0) won its fifth straight game, defeating visiting Quincy University (2-4, 1-1) 31-26 in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game today in a driving rain storm.  Walsh's Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) (Pictured top right) passed for 133 yards and three TDs and Antwain Reine' (So,, Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) (Pictured bottom right) rushed for 204 yards, as Walsh held off a Quincy rally in the fourth quarter.

 

After Quincy took a 3-0 lead, on a first quarter field goal by Eric Broughton, Walsh scored twice on TD tosses from Cerreta.  First, he hit Donel Durham (Jr., Pittsburgh, PA/Schenley) for a 26-yard score.  The Cavs then increased their lead to 14-3, when Cerreta hit Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS) for a 23-yard score.  Quincy and the Cavs then traded field goals and Walsh led 17-6 in the second quarter.  Walsh padded their lead when Dustin Stewart (Fr., Ravenna, OH/Southeast) scored on a nine-yard run, to give the Cavs a 24-6 lead with 1:16 to go in the half.  Quincy came right back and closed the gap, driving 65 yards on nine plays and scoring on a three-yard pass from Matt Wehrle to Josh Pizer, to cut the Walsh lead to 24-12 at the half.

 

Walsh's only score of the second half came on the opening drive, when Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) caught a 10-yard TD pass from Cerreta.  Quincy answered on their next possession, trimming the lead to 31-19 on a seven-yard pass from Wehrle to Julius Jones.  Quincy then scored in the fourth quarter on a Wehrle one-yard run and trailed 31-26 with 8:58 to play.  The Hawks stopped Walsh, and had a chance to win the game with 4:45 to play after Walsh missed a field goal.  The Hawks drove from their own 20 to the Walsh 35-yard line, when disaster hit.  Wehrle fumbled a snap on second down, and then was sacked on third down for a 12-yard loss to midfield.  On fourth down, Quincy elected to punt, pushing Walsh back to its own six-yard line with 1:38 to play.  Walsh's Antwain Reine' then sealed the game for the Cavs, when he raced 79 yards on first down to the Quincy 15, where the Cavs then ran out the clock.

 

Walsh is at Taylor for a MSFA Mideast game next Saturday, while Quincy comes back east to face Geneva in a MSFA Mideast game.

Monday, October 3, 2005

"15th Ranked Cavs (4-1, 2-0) Keep Gallagher Trophy With Win (34-16) Over Malone/Lash Special Teams Player of  Week"

NAIA No. 15 (new rankings out today) Walsh won its fourth straight game, defeating Malone College (1-3, 0-1) 34-16 in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday.  The win was the seventh straight over the Pioneers for the Cavaliers and keeps the Dick Gallagher Memorial Trophy in the Walsh trophy case.  Walsh is home to Quincy University (2-3, 1-0) in a MSFA Mideast game at 12 pm at Fawcett Stadium this Saturday at 12 pm.

Malone drove inside the Walsh ten-yard line on the first possession of the game, but had the drive halted when Craig McConnell (Fr., Massillon, OH/Washington) intercepted a Malone pass on the two-yard line.  Walsh then marched 98 yards and scored on a two-yard run by Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood-Madison).  Reine' led the Cavs with 93 yards rushing on 22 carries.  Walsh extended their lead to 14-0 in the second quarter, when Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) (Pictured top right) returned a punt 63 yards for a TD.  It was Lash's third return for a score on the season.  Lash has been named the MSFA's Mideast Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season.  His first two returns for TDs were on kick-offs.   Malone's only score of the half came on a 34-yard field goal with one second to play in the half.  Walsh led 14-3 at halftime.  The Cavs took the third quarter kick-off and extended their lead to 21-3 when Ron "Rock" Johnson (Sr., Cleveland, OH/St. Peter Chanel/Kentucky) scored on a two-yard run.  Malone cut the lead to 21-10 with a TD with 3:33 to play in the third, but Walsh answered at the 1:04 mark of the same period when Brad Jarrett (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) scored on a 20-yard run.  The two teams traded fourth quarter TDs.  Walsh's came on a 10-yard pass from Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) to Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS).  Cerreta, starting for the second straight week for the injured Dan Kane (Sr., Bolivar, OH/Tusky Valley), completed 8-14 passes for 97 yards.  In the last two games, Cerreta has completed 18 of 32 passes for 225 yards, with two TDs and no interceptions. 

Walsh and Quincy meet for the third time, all-time, this Saturday.  Walsh holds the series advantage 2-0 and won 30-24 at Quincy last season.  Quincy won their MSFA Mideast opener 26-19 against Taylor University last week.  The Hawks erased a 12-3 halftime deficit by outscoring Taylor 23-7 in the second half.  Tailback Kim Fields gained 112 yards on 21 carries and quarterback Matt Wehrle completed 20 of 32 passes for 228 yards, with a TD and an interception.  Wehrle also scored on a 32-yard run.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on AM 900 WCER and on News-Talk 640 AM WHLO.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

"Cavs Down Malone (34-16) For 7th Straight Time"

NAIA No. 18 Walsh (4-1, 2-0) won its fourth straight game, defeating Malone College (1-3, 0-1) 34-16 in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game today.  The win was the seventh straight over the Pioneers for the Cavaliers and keeps the Dick Gallagher Memorial Trophy in the Walsh trophy case.  Walsh is home to Quincy University in a Mid-States Mideast game at 12 pm at Fawcett Stadium next Saturday.

Malone drove inside the Walsh ten-yard line on the first possession of the game, but had the drive halted when Craig McConnell (Fr., Massillon, OH/Washington) intercepted Brad Reifsnyder's pass on the two-yard line.  Walsh then marched 98 yards and scored on a two-yard run by Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood-Madison).  Reine' led the Cavs with 93 yards rushing on 22 carries.  Walsh extended their lead to 14-0 in the second quarter, when Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) returned a punt 63 yards for a TD.  It was Lash's third return for a score on the season.  The first two returns were on kick-offs.   Malone's only score of the half came on a 34-yard field goal with one second to play in the half.  Walsh led 14-3 at halftime.  The Cavs took the third  quarter kick-off and extended their lead to 21-3 when Ron "Rock" Johnson (Sr., Cleveland, OH/St. Peter Chanel/Kentucky) scored on a two-yard run.  Malone cut the lead to 21-10 on a TD with 3:33 to play in the third, but Walsh answered at the 1:04 mark of the same period when Brad Jarrett (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) scored on a 20-yard run.  The two teams traded fourth quarter TDs. Walsh's came on a 10-yard pass from Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) to Darryl Owens (Sr., Barberton, OH/HS).  Cerreta, starting for the second straight week for the injured Dan Kane (Sr., Bolivar, OH/Tusky Valley), completed 8-14 passes for 97 yards.

Monday, September 26, 2005

"Cavs 18th in NAIA Poll, 12th in Others"

Walsh (3-1, 1-0) has moved up two spots to 18th in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll.  Walsh has 165 total points.  Walsh is ranked 12th in the Hansen Gazette Poll and in the NAIAFOOTBALL.NET poll.  The Cavs meet Malone College (1-2, 0-0) in a Mid-States Football Association Mideast game at Fawcett Stadium at 1 pm on Saturday.  It is Malone's home game.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on AM 900 WCER and AM 1350 WARF.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Cavs (3-1, 1-0) Dominate Trinity 31-3, Malone Next

NAIA No. 20 (next ranking released 9/26) Walsh (3-1) won its third straight game, defeating 24th ranked Trinity International (1-2) 31-3 in Deerfield, Illinois on Saturday.  This Saturday, the Cavs return to Mid-States Football Association Mideast League play, when they tangle with archrival Malone College (1-2, 0-0) at Fawcett Stadium at 1 pm.  It is Malone's home game.

After falling behind 3-0 on the game's first possession at Trinity, Walsh dominated the Trojans by scoring in every quarter.  Antwain Reine' (So., Dayton, OH/Trotwood Madison) (Pictured top right) rushed for a game-high 125 yards on 27 carries and scored on a two-yard run.  Sam Cerreta (So., North Canton, OH/Hoover) Pictured bottom right), subbing for the injured Dan Kane (Sr., Bolivar, OH/Tusky Valley) at quarterback, directed the offense flawlessly.  Cerreta completed 10-18 passes for 128 yards and a TD and scored on a one-yard run.  Walsh led 7-3 after one quarter, 17-3 at the half and 24-3 after three quarters.  Dustin Stewart (Fr., Southeast, OH/Ravenna) rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries and  Chase Hostetler (Jr., New Philadelphia, OH/HS) gained 52 yards on 14 carries, as the Cavs compiled 321 yards on the ground.  Rob Lash (So., Shelby, OH/HS) scored on a three-yard run and Brad Jarrett (Sr., North Ridgeville, OH/HS) caught a five-yard TD pass. Walsh controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football, and thus controlled the clock.  The Cavs held the football for over 43 minutes and held Trinity to 140 yards of total offense.  Walsh totaled 27 first downs to Trinity's seven, with three of the Trojan's first downs coming on their first possession.  The Cavs rolled-up 451 yards total offense and were 13 of 20 on third down conversions. Strong safety Craig McConnell (Fr., Massillon, OH/HS) recorded eight tackles and had an interception.

Walsh is now ranked 12th in the Hansen Gazette Poll and in the NAIAFOOTBALL.NET poll.

Walsh and Malone meet for the 11th time on Saturday at Fawcett Stadium, in the battle for the Dick Gallagher Memorial Trophy.  The late Gallagher is the former director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  The Cavs lead the all-time series 7-3 and have won the last six meetings, including a 27-17 win last year.  Malone won for the first time last Saturday, defeating Saint Francis (Ill.) 34-27.  The game will be broadcast live on the Walsh University Football Network on AM 900 WCER and AM 1350 WARF.