NORTH CANTON, OH- The Walsh Cavaliers lost their second straight game this season to the Ohio Dominican University Panthers. The Cavs were outscored 17-0.
Score: Walsh 0, Ohio Dominican 17
Loation: North Canton, Ohio (Bob Commings Field)
Records: Walsh 0-2, Ohio Dominican 2-0
Despite a strong defensive effort, the Walsh Cavalilers were unable to capitalize on the offensive end of the field as they fell 17-0 Saturday (March 20th) afternoon to the undefeated Ohio Dominican University Panthers.
The Panthers came out strong as they scored in the opening drive of the game. An 18-yard pass from Evan Ernst to David Turner allowed the Panthers to take the lead at 6-0. A good PAT by kicker Jed Quackenbush put the Panthers up 7-0 with 7:21 remaining in the first quarter.
A strong defensive effort was put-forth by both teams as neither team would find the endzone for the remainder of the first half.
Jed Quackenbush helped the Panthers extend their lead 10-0 with a late second quarter field goal.
The Cavalier's continued to struggle offensively as a Jeremy Hodge threw an interception in the opening drive of the second half.
A dominant defensive effort led by a Sal Sidebotham interception prevented the Panthers from scoring until late in the fourth quarter.
The Panther's offense proved too much for the Cavaliers to handle as they would score again on a two-yard rush by Frederick Pitts V with 1:02 remaining in the game.
FOR THE CAVALIERS
- Jeremy Hodge threw for 122 yards on the day
- Koby Adu-Poku recorded 109 all-purpose yards
- Sal Sidebotham had his first interception of the season, with an 18-yard return
- Sal Sidebotham, Doug Taylor, and Tyree Broyles each totaled three solo-tackles,
- Kyle Bunnaman and Myles Williams assisted in eight tackles
- Doug Taylor had one sack on the day
- Punter Trey Crockett totald 293 yards, averaging 41.9 yards per punt
FOR THE PANTHERS
- Quarterback Evan Ernst threw for 162 yards on 21 completions
- Frederick Pitts V led all-rushing yards at 80
- David Turner led all-receiving yards at 54, with one touchdown
- Godwin Joe had one interception for the Panthers
Walsh will travel to the University of Findlay next Saturday (March 27th) for their first away game of the season.