FIRST QUARTERMALONE..Brown 4 pass from Magrell (Walsh kick), 1:28
SECOND QUARTERMALONE..Steward 66 blocked field goal return (Walsh kick),0:33
THIRD QUARTERMALONE..Petty 4 run (Walsh kick), 1:18 WALSH..Wise 52 run (Hutchinson kick), 0:00 FOURTH QUARTERWALSH..Cunningham 51 pass from Jenson (Hutchinson kick), 6:17 MALONE..Petty 72 run (Walsh kick), 4:40 WALSH..Cunningham 16 pass from Jenson (Hutchinson kick), 2:43
RECORDS:MALONE 4-3 (2-1 mid-states) ; WALSH 6-2 (2-2 mid-states)
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FIRST QUARTERWALSH...FG Hutchinson 26, 4:26 WALSH...Cunningham 20 pass from Jensen (Hutchinson kick),0:33
SECOND QUARTERTRI-STATE...Bloom 3 run (Forsman kick), 9:30
THIRD QUARTERTRI-STATE...DeMoss 6 pass from Wellman (Forsman kick), 9:35 TRI-STATE...FG Forsman 39, 2:16 FOURTH QUARTERWALSH...Spillar 9 pass from Jensen (Hutchinson kick), 10:16
OVERTIMETRI-STATE...Chambers 9 pass from Wellman (Forsman kick), 4:23
RECORDS:TRI-STATE 9-0 (4-0 mid-states) ; WALSH 6-3 (2-3 mid-states)
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McKendree at Walsh
SITE: Fawcett Stadium, Canton, 1 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults $4; senior citizens $2; Walsh students free with a valid ID.
BROADCAST: WCER-AM 900 with Jim Clark (tape delay at approximately 5 p.m.).
RECORDS: McKendree 5-3; Walsh 6-3.
LAST WEEK: Taylor 28, McKendree 21; Tri-State 24, Walsh 17, OT.
LAST MEETING: First meeting.
WHAT TO WATCH: The overtime loss to Tri-State ended Walsh's playoff hopes. But the Cavaliers still can set a school record for victories in one season by winning their last two games. McKendree's loss to Taylor also dropped the Bearcats out of playoff contention. McKendree plays in the Mid-States Football Association's Midwest League. The Bearcats lead the MSFA in rushing offense at 280.0 yards per game and are second in rushing defense at 88.6 yards per game. Louis Harden leads McKendree in rushing with 575 yards and two touchdowns. Walsh tailback Damont Skanes returned from a three-game suspension and rushed for 136 yards on 31 carries. Skanes also returned two kickoffs for 68 yards. The Cavs lead the MSFA in kickoff returns at 22.5 yards per return. The Bearcats are second at 21.7 yards per return.
Walsh falls again in OT
From staff and wire reports
CANTON -- McKendree College scored with 29 seconds left in regulation time to tie the contest then kicked a game-winning field goal in the third overtime to defeat Walsh University 26-23 Saturday at Fawcett Stadium.
McKendree tied the game late in the fourth quarter on a 13-yard pass from Billy Gray to Clyde Brown. The TD came after a clutch 37-yard completion from Gray to Brent Gross on a fourth-and-nine play from the Bearcats' 21-yard line with 42 seconds left.
Walsh had the first possession of the third overtime period, but quarterback Matt Jenson's pass was intercepted in the end zone by Rory O'Connell on a third-down play.
McKendree then gained the win on a fourth-down play as Brian Schneider kicked a 36-yard field goal.
Walsh took the lead in overtime on a 5-yard TD run by Damont Skanes. Skanes, who rushed for 236 yards on 47 carries in the contest, went over 1,000 yards for the fourth straight year.
But the Bearcats came back on a fourth-and-three play from the Walsh 8 to force another overtime on a run by Louis Harden.
The two teams traded field goals in the second overtime.
Walsh has gone 2-2 during overtime games over the past four weeks, including
losses in the last two.
FIRST QUARTERWALSH...FG, 24, Baugher 8:49
SECOND QUARTERMcKENDREE...FG, 25, Schneider 7:28 WALSH...FG, 31, Baugher 0:29
THIRD QUARTER FOURTH QUARTERMcKENDREE...FG, 37, Schneider 14:56 WALSH...Ulrich 9 pass from Jenson (Baugher kick) 11:39 McKENDREE...Brown 13 pass from Gray (Schneider kick) 0:29
FIRST OVERTIMEWALSH...Skanes 5 run (Hutchinsen kick) McKENDREE...Harden 8 run (Schneider kick)
SECOND OVERTIMEMcKENDREE...FG, 26, Schneider WALSH...FG, 29, Baugher
THIRD OVERTIMEMcKENDREE...FG, 36, Schneider
RECORDS:McKENDREE 6-3 ( mid-states) ; WALSH 6-4 ( mid-states)
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Geneva at Walsh
n SITE: Fawcett Stadium, Canton, 11 a.m.
n TICKETS: Adults $4; senior citizens $2; Walsh students free with a valid ID.
n BROADCAST: WCER-AM 900 with Jim Clark and Todd Bell.
n RECORDS: Geneva 6-3, 3-2; Walsh 6-4, 2-3.
n LAST WEEK: Geneva 34, Tri-State 21; McKendree 26, Walsh 23, 3OT.
n LAST MEETING: Geneva won 41-7 last season. The Golden Tornadoes lead the all-time series 3-0.
n WHAT TO WATCH: Walsh lost its second straight overtime game last week and its third in a row overall. The Cavaliers have played four overtime games in the last five weeks. Their current three-game losing streak is the longest in school history. Walsh will honor its first full graduating class in pregame ceremonies. Defensive back Ron Carlson is the only Cav who has started in all 31 of the team's games. Nose guard Matt Wood and tailback Damont Skanes, two other members of that class, entered the record books in the McKendree game. Wood led the Walsh defense with a record 26 tackles, breaking his own mark of 19. Skanes had a record 47 carries. He rushed for 236 yards and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth straight season. Skanes has rushed for 1,124 yards in seven games this year and for 4,570 yards in his career. Sophomore placekicker Bryan Baugher also tied a team record last week with three field goals. Geneva's win over previously undefeated Tri-State helped the Golden Tornadoes move up to 15th in this week's NAIA poll. Wide receiver Mike Holaren caught eight passes for 89 yards and three touchdowns against Tri-State to become Geneva's single-season record holder for receptions with 73. Defensive back Mike Bernhart was named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week after he registered eight solo tackles, one assist and two tackles for losses against Tri-State.
Walsh's late threat falls short in defeat
From staff and wire reports
CANTON -- Justin Myers passed for three touchdowns and Geneva's defense withstood a last-minute Walsh threat as the Golden Tornadoes held on for a 35-29 college football victory Saturday at Fawcett Stadium.
Myers completed 17 of 28 passes for 288 yards, including scoring passes of 5 yards to Jon Stevens, 28 yards to Mike Sullivan and 32 yards to Mike Holaren. Holaren had 10 receptions for 206 yards for Geneva.
Walsh (6-5, 2-4) drove to the Geneva 13 in the final minute, but was stopped on downs on four incompletions, dropping the Cavaliers to a school-record fourth straight loss.
Matt Jenson set a Walsh record with his 295 passing yards, completing 20-of-40 passes, including a 25-yard TD pass to Jason Cunningham with 4:39 left that closed the scoring.
Melvin Cobbs ran for 147 yards on 21 carries for Geneva, while Damont Skanes totaled 103 yards on 26 carries with three scores to complete his career with 4,667 yards.
FIRST QUARTERWALSH...Skanes 1 run (Hutchinsen kick), 9:26
SECOND QUARTERGENEVA...McGraw 2 run (Gill kick), 14:01 WALSH...Skanes 5 run (Hutchinsen kick), 11:37 GENEVA...Stevens 5 pass from Myers (run failed), 9:16 GENEVA...Sullivan 28 pass from Myers, 1:21
THIRD QUARTERGENEVA...Cobbs 3 run (Myers pass failed), 12:35 WALSH...Skanes 5 run (Ulrich pass from Jenson), 0:39 FOURTH QUARTERGENEVA...Holaren 32 pass from Myers (Gill kick), 13:31 GENEVA...FG, 22, Delicandro 6:30 WALSH...Cunningham 25 pass from Jenson (Hutchinsen kick), 4:39
RECORDS:GENEVA 7-3 (4-2 mid-states) ; WALSH 6-5 (2-4 mid-states)
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