Ferris Takes Out Walsh

Bulldogs wrap up road trip with decisive victory in Canton

by Published: Sep 29, 2013

Ferris State downed the Cavaliers 59–16 to move to a 3–0 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Walsh (1−3) was on the board early as they put up the first points of the game on a field goal to cap off a 14 play, 51-yard drive. The score would remain 3–0 for the entirety of the first quarter.

The sec­ond quar­ter would fea­ture Ferris (3−1) pulling away as sopho­more signal-caller, Jason Vander Laan, ran in three red zone scores to put Walsh in a first half deficit.

Ferris’ defense shut down the Cavaliers rush­ing attack early, forc­ing Walsh quar­ter­back, Paul Kempe, to han­dle the offense. Defensive suc­cess and Vander Laan’s afore­men­tioned scores led to a 21–3 score head­ing into halftime.

Ferris kept the ball rolling on offense in the third quar­ter as the Bulldogs quickly put up two more scores on a 63-yard touch­down run from junior util­ity man, Dontae Ingraham, and a one-yard goal line blast from junior full­back, Jamaal Jackson, respectively.

Ferris senior kicker, Austin Kantola, put up three more points on a 23-yard field goal to put the score at 38–3 late in the third quarter.

Walsh run­ning back, Jeremy Willison, had the Cavalier’s next points on a 4-yard touch­down run to end the third quar­ter at 38–10.

The Bulldog’s put the game on ice in the fourth quar­ter as senior wide receiver, Torico Searcy, caught a pass from junior quar­ter­back, Taylor Masiewicz, for a 31-yard score. Following a Cavalier touch­down from a 2-yard scor­ing catch from Walsh’s Willison,

Ferris put up two more scores. Both touch­downs came from redshirt-freshman run­ning back, Kitwana Clark, and both were 2-yard goal line scores to leave the game at 59–16.

Ferris ended the game with 615 total yards on offense and allowed 365 yards to Walsh. Vander Laan once again led Ferris in touch­downs with three rush­ing scores, he ended the game with 85 yards on the ground and 225 through the air. Clark also had a men­tion­able game with 81 rush­ing yards and two scores.

Junior defen­sive back, Scott Patalano, led the defense with 10 tack­les, with junior line­backer, Terrell Porter, also tal­ly­ing eight tack­les. Junior cor­ner, A.J. McEwen, nabbed an inter­cep­tion to bring his sea­son total to a team best four picks.

The Bulldogs now move to 3–0 in the GLIAC and enter a three-way tie for first place in the con­fer­ence. Ferris will next face off against Saginaw Valley in a home­com­ing matchup on Top-Taggart Field on Oct. 5th with kick­off at 2 pm.