Photo by Todd Thoenen
(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh is gearing up for its second trip to the Upper Peninsula this season as the Cavaliers take on Northern Michigan this Saturday at 4 p.m. The Cavs enter the contest at 0-4 overall and in the conference while the Wildcats stand even at 2-2 in the same fields.
This is the third meeting between the two schools with the road team winning each contest since the series began two years ago. In 2014, the Cavaliers defeated Northern Michigan 27-24 in thrilling fashion. In that game, Aaron Male, then a sophomore, capped a 21-point fourth quarter with a six-yard touchdown run with 56 seconds left.
Walsh and Northern Michigan played the final game in the last incarnation of the historic Tom Benson Stadium, formerly known as Fawcett Stadium before massive renovations took place. The Wildcats won that game by a score of 35-17.
Nicholas King continues to be one of the dominant players in the GLIAC as he is third in the conference with 40 tackles and fifth in the conference in tackles per game at 10.0. He's reached double-digits twice this season with 13 against Saginaw Valley and 12 against Hillsdale.
After today, the Cavaliers will travel north to Michigan just one more time to take on Wayne State in the motor city in two weeks. Aside from that, the bulk of the remaining games on the schedule are at home with the exception of a road game at Ashland on November 5.
The game will be broadcast by 100.3 The Point with a live internet stream provided by RRNSports.com. Video will be provided by EverSport.tv.