Walsh Jesuit football found its offense Friday when it made the trip to Columbus to take on Bishop Watterson. However, it wasn’t enough for the Warriors to get their first win of the season.
A 20-yard touchdown run from Watterson’s Tommy Bair late in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in a 25-20 win for the Eagles. Walsh had a 14-13 lead at halftime and a 20-19 lead in the fourth quarter, but could not hold on.
After two tough starts, Walsh quarterback Cameron Mayes had an efficient night, going 14-of-16 for 170 yards and one touchdown, which was a 12-yard strike to Joseph El Biri in the second quarter. Mayes also ran in a fourth quarter touchdown run from 9 yards out.
However, Watterson quarterback Grant Horvath had a big night, going 16 of 24 for 266 yards and three touchdowns.
Walsh running back Joe Kyner led all rushers with 129 yards on 29 carries, including a 23-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter.
Walsh returns home his week and will face St. Francis from Buffalo, New York, Friday at 7 p.m.