9.22.12 FOOTBALL: Cavs Fall in Fourth Quarter to Ferris State

Football, 2012-09-22

Strong performances by running back Toba Olarewaju (Sr., 5-10, Youngstown, OH/Christian) and wide receiver Anthony Schrock (So., 6-3, Wadsworth, OH/HS) couldn’t put Walsh over the top as the Cavaliers fell on the road to Ferris State 20-14. The Cavs fall to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the GLIAC. The Bulldogs improve to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

The Cavaliers were in the game from start to finish as their defense played strong in forcing three turnovers and limiting Ferris State to just six points in the first half. The Bulldogs scored the only points of the first two quarters on a 34-yard pass to Jace Heneveld from Jason Vander Laan. Kyle Kelly (So., 6-0, Akron, OH/Manchester) was able to block the point-after attempt.

Walsh scored its first touchdown as Olarewaju capped off an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a one-yard plunge. Tim Carter’s (So., 6-0, Columbus, OH/Bishop Watterson) kick was good and gave the Cavs their only lead of the game with 1:12 remaining in the third quarter.

It appeared as though the Cavaliers would score again as they neared the red-zone, but the Bulldogs’ Tayo Moss picked up a fumble on the 18-yard line and raced 82 yards to give the hosts the lead once again at 12-7 with a missed two-point conversion. Ferris State was further aided by another Walsh fumble on the Cavs’ ensuing possession. The Bulldogs found the end zone five plays later to go up 20-7 with 8:09 remaining in the game.

The Cavs answered back with a touchdown of their own, this time through the air as freshman quarterback Kevin Besser (6-4, Tallmadge, OH/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary) found Schrock deep for 45 yards to cut Ferris State’s lead to 20-14 with 6:08 remaining. From there, Walsh had two more drives, but was forced to punt and turned over the ball on downs before the Bulldogs ran out the clock to end the game.

Olarewaju provided most of the offense for the Cavaliers as he had 164 yards on the ground on 38 carries. Schrock, who also eclipsed the century mark, was the primary target through the air as he had six receptions for 103 yards. Defensively, Walsh was led by Cory Farcas (Jr., 6-2, Hubbard, OH/HS) who had 11 tackles on the evening.

Walsh is on the road once again next week as the Cavs travel to Columbus to take on Ohio Dominican University in another night game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Teamline.