Akron, Ohio — John Cistone field was the scene for this highly anticipated rivalry matchup. The Walsh Jesuit Warriors improve to 6-0 with their victory over The St. Vincent St. Mary Fighting Irish.
The Warriors wasted no time getting going as they opened with a huge 50 yard carry from Brock Sherman.
That would set up a three yard touchdown for Sherman putting Walsh up 7-0.
The fighting Irish would respond with a few first down receptions before ending the drive empty handed.
The Irish would get an interception at around four minutes before giving the ball right back with a fumble.
The Warriors took advantage with another short touchdown run for Sherman.
The Irish would score a three yard touchdown of their own after a huge kickoff return.
The quarter would end with Walsh up 14-7.
Walsh came out with a huge 40 yard gain on the ground which set up a 13 yard passing touchdown for Keller Moten. The Warriors led 20-7.
After a few empty drives from both squads Lucas Weaver would get his big night started.
When asked about his performance he said, “I knew it was going to be easy when I came in because my O-line just controls.”
He had a huge drive giving them a series of first down runs. He ended it with a five yard touchdown run giving Walsh a 26-7 lead to end the half.
The fighting Irish came out the half really strong with a 67 yard touchdown run.
Walsh responded instantly with a huge kick return setting up a 10 yard field goal.
Walsh led 29-13.
Walsh would dominate the rest of the quarter with their run game.
Lucas Weaver found the end zone again on a 18 yard run putting them up 36-13 with 6 minutes to go.
The quarter would end with multiple empty drives as Walsh led 36-13.
The fourth was all Walsh as their run game continued to be too much for St.V.
After a series of first down runs, Quarterback Keller Moten would put the game away with a 15 yard touchdown run.
When asked about the run Moten said, “Their ends were staying on me all night… he jumped that one time and I pulled it…. It felt great.”
The game would end with several no score drives with the final score being 43-13 in favor of Walsh.
I got the chance to speak with head Coach Nick Alexander about the win.
He credited Weaver as he said, “He was just waiting for his opportunity …. Weaver got to show what he can do, it was awesome to see.”
The Warriors will be in action again September 29th at 7 PM as they’ll travel to compete against Archbishop Hoban High School.