Football Closes Regular Season With 42-7 Win

Football Closes Regular Season With 42-7 Win

ST. LOUIS, Missouri - With the help of a season-high 42 points, the Walsh Cavaliers football team closed the 2019 season with a 42-7 win over the Missouri Baptist Spartans on Saturday (Nov. 16) on the road. 

Walsh ended the 2019 season with a 3-8 record, aided by six rushing touchdowns in the contest. 

Following a short Missouri Baptist drive, Walsh kicked off the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run from Antwand Wilson. Wilson's first touchdown of the day put the Cavaliers up 7-0 with 6:36 left in the first quarter. The Spartans drove 77 yards on 16 plays over the span of nine minutes, tying the game on a three-yard touchdown pass with 12:19 left before halftime. 

Each team punted once before Wilson scored for the second time, converting a fourth and goal from the one. Walsh took a 14-7 lead with 3:43 left in the second quarter. 

Stephen Baugh halted the next Spartans drive with a fumble recovery and return of 40 yards as Walsh took over in Missouri Baptist territory. Two plays later, Wilson busted through the line for his third touchdown of the first half. Walsh led 21-7 at the intermission. 

The Cavaliers found the endzone on the opening drive of the third quarter with Wilson's fourth touchdown of the day, a one-yard scamper as Walsh led 28-7 with 9:07 left in the third quarter. 

The next two Spartans drives ended with turnovers as Shawn Roper made an interception and Baugh recovered his second fumble of the day. 

Koby Adu-Poku capitalized on the short field with an one-yard touchdown run, pushing the lead to 35-7 in the final minutes of the third quarter. 

Antoine Holloway intercepted a Missouri Baptist pass on the first play of the fourth quarter but Walsh could not capitalize. 

The Cavaliers erased nine minutes of clock in the fourth quarter with a 13 play, 75 yard drive. Devin Kenerly finished the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run as Walsh won 42-7. 

The offense outdueled the Spartans 316-247 with Walsh running 60 plays to 59 for Missouri Baptist. 

Nick Gassman was 8-for-11 with 149 yards passing and one interception. 

The rushing game for Walsh accounted for 167 yards on 49 rushing attempts. Adu-Poku had 80 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown as the leading rusher. Kenerly rushed for 51 yards on 12 attempts. Wilson's four touchdown day came on six carries for 12 yards. 

Quinn Thomas caught two passes for 63 yards while Deondre Cook (39 yards) and Aidan Tuttle (32 yards) each added two catches. 

Matt Amison led the defense with seven tackles while a trio of Walsh defenders (Leondre Crosby, Morgan Trust and Johnny Agresta) compiled six stops each. 

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