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"1998" WALSH UNIVERSITY WRAP-UP OF SEASON

HISTORY:
  1. WALSH UNIVERSITY HAS JUST FINISHED ITS 4th SEASON OF NAIA FOOTBALL.
  2. COACH JIM DENNISON IS THE HEAD COACH.
  3. HE HAS LED THE "CAVALIERS" TO A 7-3 RECORD IN THEIR INITIAL SEASON(95), TO A 6-5 RECORD IN '96, TO A 7-3 RECORD IN 1997, AND A 6-5 RECORD IN 1998.
  4. WALSH PLAYS IN THE MID STATES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, THE TOUGHEST LEAGUE IN THE NAIA.
  5. WALSH PLAYED ITS FIRST EVER OVERTIME GAME THIS YEAR, AS WELL AS ITS FIRST EVER DOUBLE OVERTIME GAME, AND ITS FIRST EVER TRIPLE OVERTIME GAME. IN ALL IT PLAYED FOUR OVERTIME GAMES!!!
QUICK FACTS:
  1. COLORS ARE MAROON AND GOLD
  2. HOME FIELD IS FAWCETT STADIUM
  3. TEAM CAPTAINS WERE SENIORS: DAVE CLARKSON, RYAN DUTTON, PHIL MARQUART, AND RON MESSER.
  4. THE RADIO HOME OF THE "CAVS" IS WCER,900AM.

A FEW COMMENTS FROM THE FOOTBALL BANQUET
The Cavaliers held their 4th annual football banquet at Skyland Pines Country Club on November 22, 1998.
A few comments made by Head Coach Jim Dennison:
You win with PMA=POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE!
In 4 years of existance, the Cavs have a 70% winning record on the ROAD!
The base of this football team has been built by this first full class of seniors.
The greatest creatures that roam the earth?...."OFFENSIVE LINEMEN"
You will not remember wins or losses-but will remember the most, the friendship and relationships with each other.
MICHAEL FLAHERTY=1st recruit to sign with the Cavalier Football program.
RON CARLSON=STARTED ALL "42" GAMES!!!!!!!!
The only reason to be at WALSH UNIVERSITY is to get your degree. "Get up and go"..get your degree, "Get up and go"...to Class, to weight room....
Coach Gilbert believes that you must "take care of those 'little' things to have success in football.
Coach Woodford commented on:
Get your degree, then blaze your trail!
DAVID GRIMM=the "ultimate team player"
Here is what each player recieves:
1st year=CERTIFICATE
2nd year=WALSH JACKET
3rd year=WALSH STADIUM BLANKET
4th year=WALSH WRIST WATCH & THEIR OAK "LOCKER ROOM STOOL" THAT THEY SAT ON FOR THEIR FOUR YEARS OF PLAYING AT WALSH!

"1998" RECORD AT A GLANCE

9/5 UNION W 40-6
9/12 MANCHESTER W 38-7
9/19 WEST LIBERTY W 38-30
9/26 @ IOWA WESLEYAN W 28-12
10/3 @ TIFFIN L 14-17
10/10 URBANA W 27-21 (OT)
10/17 @ ST. FRANCIS W 44-41 (OT)
10/24 MALONE L 21-28
10/31 @ TRI-STATE L 17-24 (OT)
11/7 McKENDREE L 23-26 (OT)
11/14 GENEVA L 29-35
OVERALL WON 6 LOST 5
HOME WON 4 LOST 3
AWAY WON 2 LOST 2
MFSA WON 2 LOST 4


"1998" CAVALIER LETTER WINNERS

FIRST YEAR

Adam Anderson Nate Caldwell Ryan Costantini Darren Dutton Travis Ellyson Sean Flaherty Dan Herbert Adam Howard Jeff Klusti Mack Mitchell Doug Neff Jesse Schmitz Frank Tempesta Chad Wise Paul Wulff

SECOND YEAR

Bryan Baugher Jason Cunningham Jeff Dolan Lamont Evans Nick Kovach Andy Kusmits Dru Rhodes Robert Rowland Mark Shelly Eric Walters Ronald Winphrie Josh Zimmerman

THIRD YEAR

Rob Allen Jon Court Stephen Freeman Jesse Gannon Frank Gant John Geckle Anthony Goldyn Bryan Hanlin Blake Hutchinson Adam Maurer Eddie Pryor Chris Pullen Andy Putman Bryan Register Sean Ring Mike Schaedler Ben Spillar Chris Walls

FOURTH YEAR

Ron Carlson Dave Clarkson (captain) Jon Dewitt Ryan Dutton (captain) Brian Farmer Brian Farrar Michael Flaherty David Grimm Matt Jenson Tim Leszynski Phil Marquart (captain) Ron Messer (captain) Don Patterson Doug Popek Damont Skanes Adam Steiner Bob Sullivan Jason Tomci Chris Ulrich Alberto Villaluna Joah Wehring Matt Wood Dan Yaceczko

RED SHIRTS

Brad Albaugh Fredrik Begic Tim Davis Matt Halstead Matt Halverstadt Dusty Hatch Tucker Heffinger Dan Hodakievic Gary Hurdley Andy Limperos Joey Luckino Patrik Lundqvist Nick Marcini Brian Mathews Tim Palmer Matt Pastore Jon Purses Scott Ranostay Justin Rector Kevin Roarty Mickey Ryan Doug Schwaberow George Selim Ryan Seman Scott Sloboda Richie Summers Dan Veltre Tony Ventura Al Weiss Jeremy Werner Revawn Wilson Marty Yaniglos

MORE VERY IMPORTANT WALSH U. PEOPLE OF "1998"

CHEERLEADERS

Stacy Kowalski--advisor Erin Fay-4th yr. Stephanie Karlen-3rd yr. Mandy Megee-1st yr. Erica Miller-3rd yr. Krista Mitchell-1st yr. Tiffany Russo-1st yr. Sara Securro-2nd yr. Kellie Shaheen-2nd yr. Kelly Spalten-2nd yr. Maria Stroia-2nd yr. Kellie Troyer-3rd yr.

MANAGERS

George Kegg-equipment mgr. Adam Addair Steve Albretch Tony Allen Andrea Arnold Shelly Burns Mark Calmate Dan Simon Jr. Sam Stewart Bobby Watkins

WALSH MEDICAL STAFF

Dr. Larry Handwork/team doctor Dr. Mark Shepard/team doctor Dr. Julie Mehigan/team doctor Sam Pittera/head trainer Heather Jones/student trainer

WALSH UNIVERSITY COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Jim Dennison Offensive Coordinator: Greg Gilbert Defensive Coordinator: Mike Woodford Wide Receiver/Passing Game: Brian Wright OFFENSIVE STAFF: Rick Baily Bob Clayton Tom Flaherty Gary Green Mike Irby George Kegg Jim Warstler/student assistant DEFENSIVE STAFF: Paul Dorando Dan Drake John Fankhauser/graduate assistant Dan Gravo Dan Simon


ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Dr. Kenneth N. HamiltonPresident of Walsh University
Dale HowardVice President/Student Affairs
Jim DennisonAthletic Director
Jim ClarkDirector, Sports Information
Sam PitteraHead Athletic Trainer
Sherry BossartAthletic Coordinator
Paul WachtelFaculty Representative
Angela CarmolaFootball Secretary
Steve LoyMarketing
Leslie HahnAssistant Athletic Director
Theresa BergAssistant Athletic Director

"1998" OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

RUSHING

G TD ATT YDS AVG
SKANES 8 11 234 1,221 5.2
MESSER 10 6 96 408 4.3
SPILLAR 10 2 43 367 8.5
HERBERT 7 4 79 306 3.9
WISE 7 2 50 237 4.7
WINPHRIE 9 1 4 35 8.8
GOLDYN 2 0 5 21 4.2
KUSMITS 2 0 1 21 21.0
MAURER 7 0 7 19 2.7
PULLEN 4 0 5 8 1.6
LESZYNSKI 6 0 3 8 2.7
JENSON 11 1 36 -3 0.1

PASSING

TD A---C---I--- .PCT YDS
JENSON 16 231---109---13 47.2 1,715
PULLEN 0 6---2---0 33.3 54
FARRAR 0 1---0---1 0.0 0

FIELD GOALS

ATT GOOD XPT
HUTCHINSON 6 4 33-33
BAUGHER 5 3 0-0
WULFF 1 0 0-0

PUNTING

NO. YDS AVG. LONG
FARRAR 50 2041 40.8 61

KICK RETURNS

NO. YDS AVG. LONG TD
WINPHRIE 17 424 24.9 58 0
CUNNINGHAM 12 228 19.0 42 0
SKANES 4 94 23.5 40 0
MAURER 4 44 11.0 15 0

PUNT RETURNS

NO. YDS AVG. LONG
CUNNINGHAM 11 71 6.5 14
WINPHRIE 8 105 13.1 27

RECEIVING

NO. YDS AVG. TD
WINPHRIE 30 464 15.5 3
CUNNINGHAM 28 504 18.0 6
STEINER 18 198 11.0 0
ULRICH 15 246 16.4 4
SPILLAR 10 138 13.8 1
SKANES 4 66 16.5 0
WEHRING 2 59 29.5 1
WISE 2 28 14.0 0
MESSER 1 57 57.0 1
KOVACH 1 9 9.0 0

SCORING

TD XP FG PTS
SKANES 11 0 0 66
HUTCHINSON 0 33 4 45
MESSER 7 0 0 42
CUNNINGHAM 6 0 0 36
ULRICH 4 0 0 26
HERBERT 4 0 0 24
WINPHRIE 4 0 0 24
SPILLAR 3 0 0 18
BAUGHER 0 5 3 14
WISE 2 0 0 12
WEHRING 1 0 0 6
JENSON 1 0 0 6

TOTAL OFFENSE

Pl. Ru. Pa. Tot. Avg/G
JENSON 267 -3 1715 1712 155.6
SKANES 234 1221 0 1221 152.6
MESSER 96 408 0 408 40.8
SPILLAR 43 367 0 367 36.7
HERBERT 79 306 0 306 43.7
WISE 50 237 0 237 33.9
PULLEN 11 8 54 62 15.5
SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 OT
WALSH 71 93 60 73 22
Opp. 14 73 80 57 23

WALSH==319/29game

Opp.=====247/22.45game


DEFENSIVE & TEAM STATISTICS & AWARDS

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

UT A T L FR SK
WOOD 74 43 117 13-67 1 3-28
CARLSON 65 26 91 2-3 0 0
HANLIN 39 48 87 5-19 0 1-3
YACECZKO 37 46 83 7-21 1 0
ALLEN 35 24 59 10-46 1 4.5/20
MITCHELL 34 20 54 0 0 0
TEMPESTA 24 24 48 2-10 0 1.5-8
RHODES 23 21 44 1-4 0 0
TOMCI 31 10 41 10-43 1 4.5/32
FARRAR 26 9 35 3-8 1 0
DOLAN 17 17 34 1-1 0 0
PATTERSON 22 11 33 1-1 0 0
RING 18 13 31 1-6 0 0
REGISTER 23 5 28 4-16 0 2.5/12
R. DUTTON 11 15 26 2-2 0 0
FLAHERTY 12 12 24 3-5 0 0
SHELLY 8 15 23 0 0 0
D. DUTTON 12 10 22 4-19 0 1/12
PRYOR 12 7 19 0 0 0
VILLALUNA 5 4 9 0 0 0
WALTERS 6 2 8 3-8 1 1/5
KLUSTI 6 1 7 0 0 0
CALDWELL 3 4 7 0 0 0
COSTANTINI 4 2 6 0 0 0
GRIMM 4 1 5 0 0 0
KUSMITS 2 2 4 0 0 0
ZIMMERMAN 1 3 4 0 0 0
UT=Unassisted tackles
A =Assists
T==Total tackles
L =Tackles for a loss/yards
FR =Fumble recoveries
SK =Sacks/yards
INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Long
MITCHELL 4 7 5
PATTERSON 3 3 3
FARRAR 3 72 44
TEMPESTA 1 0 0
TOMCI 1 11 11
FLAHERTY 1 0 0
CARLSON 1 24 24
RING 1 12 12
HANLIN 1 44 44
TEAM STATISTICS W.U.
FIRST DOWNS 230
RUSHING YARDS 2648
PASSING YARDS 1769
TOTAL OFFENSE 4417
Yds. per game 401.5
POSSESSION TIME 31:01
3rd DOWN % 64/159
SACKS 19/115
TOUCHDOWNS 27
ATT-COMP-INT-TD 238-111-14-16
AVG.PER PLAY 5.5
SACKS-YARDS 19-115

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

OFFENSE DAVE CLARKSON
DEFENSE MATT WOOD

1997 MID-STATES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION MIDEAST LEAGUE TEAM

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
  • OL-PHIL MARQUART
  • P-BRIAN FARRAR
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
  • DL-MATT WOOD
  • DB-RON CARLSON
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
  • TB-DAMONT SKANES
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
  • OLB-BRYAN HANLIN

MUCOWSKI AWARD

OFFENSE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
UNION DAMONT SKANES DON PATTERSON EDDIE PRYOR
MANCHESTER DAMONT SKANES JASON TOMCI BLAKE HUTCHINSON
WEST LIBERTY DAMONT SKANES RON CARLSON BRIAN FARRAR
IOWA WESLEYAN BEN SPILLAR MATT WOOD PAUL WULFF
TIFFIN DAMONT SKANES RON CARLSON CHRIS PULLEN
URBANA TIM LESZYNSKI BRYAN HANLIN BRIAN FARRAR
ST. FRANCIS MATT JENSON JASON TOMCI RON WINPHRIE
MALONE MATT JENSON MATT WOOD BRIAN FARRAR
TRI-STATE BEN SPILLAR BRYAN HANLIN BRIAN FARRAR
McKENDREE DAMONT SKANES MATT WOOD BRYAN BAUGHER
GENEVA PHIL MARQUART MATT MITCHELL EDDIE PRYOR

EXECUTIONER'S CLUB

DAVE CLARKSON
JASON CUNNINGHAM
BEN SPILLAR
BRIAN FARRAR
MICHAEL FLAHERTY
BRYAN HANLIN
MATT JENSON
RON CARLSON
PHIL MARQUART
JON COURT
DOUG POPEK
CHRIS PULLEN
ADAM STEINER


NAIA FOOTBALL RATINGS
TOP 25 - ELEVENTH (FINAL) RATING
NOVEMBER 15, 1998

CONTACT: John Kehl, NAIA Department of Sports Information.

Rank

Last
Week

Team

       

1st Place
Votes

 

Record

Total
Points

1

1

Hastings (Neb.)

     

15

 

10

-

0

375

2

2

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

         

9

-

0

359

3

3

Southwestern (Kan.)

         

8

-

1

324

4

5

Sioux Falls (S.D.)

           

7

-

2

302

5

6

Benedictine (Kan.)

           

9

-

1

296

6

4

Jamestown (N.D.)

           

8

-

1

286

7

7

Taylor (Ind.)

             

8

-

2

278

8

8

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

         

8

-

2

271

9

11

Georgetown (Ky.)

           

8

-

2

259

10

10

Mary (N.D.)

             

8

-

2

255

11

13

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

         

8

-

2

211

12

17

Malone (Ohio)

           

7

-

3

195

13

12

Huron (S.D.)

             

8

-

2

186

14

9

Tri-State (Ind.)

           

9

-

2

179

15

19

Central Washington

         

6

-

3

171

16

16

Lindenwood (Mo.)

           

8

-

2

149

17

15

Geneva (Pa.)

           

7

-

3

138

18

18

Lambuth (Tenn)

           

7

-

3

126

19

21

Ottawa (Kan.)

           

8

-

2

105

20

22

North Greenville (S.C.)

         

7

-

3

101

21

20

Northwestern Oklahoma

         

7

-

3

95

22

23

Northwestern (Iowa)

         

7

-

3

71

23

24

Missouri Valley

           

7

-

3

50

24

14

Campbellsville (Ky.)

         

7

-

4

25

25

NR

Eastern Oregon

           

6

-

4

20

Others Receiving Votes: Dakota State (S.D.) (GP) 16, Dickinson State (N.D.) 14, Cumberland (Tenn.) 5, Tiffin (Ohio) 5, Western Oregon 4, Evangel (Mo.) 2, Bethany (Kan.) 1, McKendree (Ill.) 1.

The top-25 rating was compiled by the NAIA-Football Coaches Association. Points awarded on a 25-24-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.


MID-STATES FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FINAL RANKINGS FOR 1998

Mid-States/Mideast

                           

Malone (Ohio)

 

5

 

1

 

0.833

 

7

 

3

 

0.700

   

Tri-State (Ind.)

 

4

 

2

 

0.667

 

9

 

2

 

0.818

   

Geneva (Pa.)

   

4

 

2

 

0.667

 

7

 

3

 

0.700

   

Tiffin (Ohio)

   

3

 

3

 

0.500

 

6

 

5

 

0.545

   

Walsh (Ohio)

   

2

 

4

 

0.333

 

6

 

5

 

0.545

   

Urbana (Ohio)

 

2

 

4

 

0.333

 

4

 

7

 

0.364

   

St. Francis (Ind.)

 

1

 

5

 

0.167

 

2

 

8

 

0.200

   
                               

Mid-States/Midwest

                           

Taylor (Ind.)

   

6

 

0

 

1.000

 

8

 

2

 

0.800

   

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

 

5

 

1

 

0.833

 

8

 

2

 

0.800

   

McKendree (Ill.)

 

3

 

3

 

0.500

 

6

 

4

 

0.600

   

St. Ambrose (Iowa)

 

2

 

4

 

0.333

 

5

 

5

 

0.500

   

Iowa Wesleyan

 

2

 

4

 

0.333

 

3

 

8

 

0.273

   

Trinity International (Ill.)

 

2

 

4

 

0.333

 

2

 

8

 

0.200

   

St. Xavier (Ill.)

 

1

 

5

 

0.167

 

1

 

9

 

0.100

   
                               

WELL, THAT'S IT!
A YEARS WORTH OF VERY HARD WORK BY A LOT OF PEOPLE!


PLEASE CLICK ON THE SPINNING FOOTBALL TO BE TAKEN TO THE ENTIRE 1998 WEEK BY WEEK GAME RESULTS, STATISTICS, AS WELL AS PRESEASON NEWSPAPER ARTICLES OF WALSH UNIVERSITY CAVALIERS' FOOTBALL TEAM! (3 pages of articles)

; 1999, Dave S e-mail:abcd4896@ix.netcom.com

Last revision: 08-25-99

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