Anthony Schrock (So., 6-3, Wadsworth, OH/HS/Akron) set a school record for receiving yards in a single game, but it wasn't enough as Ohio Dominican defeated Walsh 24-13. The Cavaliers (1-4, 0-4) were playing in their fourth game on the road to start the season. The Panthers (3-2, 2-2) remain unbeaten at home this season.
Schrock broke the record on a 31-yard reception from Jack Dawson (Sr., 6-2, Columbiana, OH/South Range) late in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers tried to rally down by 11. The old record was set by Mike McGill, who had 157 yards against Malone on October 13, 2007. Schrock added five yards on his seventh and final catch on the play after to set the new mark at 187 yards. Overall, Walsh was 25 yards short of the school record for team receiving yards.
The longest of Schrock's receptions came when Dawson connected with him on a 71-yard scoring strike just over a couple minutes into the third quarter. The touchdown cut Ohio Dominican's lead down to 10-7 following the extra point by Tim Carter (So., 6-0, Columbus, OH/Bishop Watterson).
The Panthers were able to answer just a few minutes later as Brandon Schoen scored from four yards out to cap off an eight-play, 68-yard drive to go back up by 10 with 9:51 remaining in the third quarter.
After both teams forced each other to punt on the next two drives, the Cavaliers were on the move again. This time Dawson found Darryl Gary (So., 5-9, Fort Meyers, FL/South Fort Meyers) on a 40-yard pass for Walsh's second touchdown of the quarter. That made the score 17-13 in favor of the Panthers following a blocked point after attempt. The Cavs could not get closer, however, as Ohio Dominican added another score early in the fourth to set up the final count.
Walsh once again stayed close with the opposition despite a strong Panther offensive attack that racked up 537 yards and 31 first downs on the night. Both teams were scoreless in the first quarter and the Cavaliers were driving and could have made it a one-possession game late in the fourth quarter.
Defensively, Sir Taylor (Sr., 6-1, Albany, NY/Lincoln Hall/Youngstown State) was all over the field as he tallied up 18 tackles, with one for a six-yard loss, and a fumble recovery. On the opposite side of the ball, Dawson put together a solid game with 11 completions on 17 attempts for 200 yards after coming in midway through the second quarter.
The Cavaliers will finally return to Fawcett Stadium next weekend as they play rival Malone. Walsh will serve as the home team with kickoff slated for 6 p.m.