Samples helps East squad to win at D2 Football All-Star Game

   KINGSVILLE, Tex. --  Catawba College quarterback Luke Samples (Elkin, N.C.), who was named the Offensive MVP, led the East squad to an 18-15 win in the Cactus Bowl Division II All-Star Game on Friday night at Javelina Stadium on the campus of Texas A & M-Kingsville.  The senior tossed a pair of touchdown passes as the East rallied from a 15-10 fourth quarter deficit.Samples was 14-of-23 for the game, equaling a Cactus Bowl record with 192 yards.  He teamed up with Presbyterian wide out Tim Pope in the second quarter on a 50-yard pass, also a Bowl Game record, to set up a touchdown which came as Samples tossed a 12-yard pass to Rod Dewalt of Mars Hill.  Pope would be named the game’s MVP with six receptions for 101 yards, catching four balls from Samples for 93 yards.

The East trailed 15-10 when Samples took over from his own 29 with just over seven minutes to play.  He orchestrated a 71-yard drive in four plays, culminating with a 30-yard pass to Tuskegee’s Harry Williams with 5:50 remaining.  He added a two-point conversion pass to LeRon McCoy for the 18-15 lead.

The West looked for a final chance to win the game, but Samples hooked up with McCoy for a 33-yard gain on 3rd-and-6 inside the final minute.  Shane Kelley, of Carson-Newman, was the other East signal-caller.  He was 7-of-17 for 93 yards, leading the East to a field goal on its opening possession.  Catawba offensive lineman Daniel Lynch also suited up for the East and recovered a West fumble on a punt.


Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 0-3 LVideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 40-13 WAudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 1-3 LVideoStats
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«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 7 p.m.

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

November 4

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2)

Football vs. NEWBERRY 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

November 5

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Soccer (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 2 p.m.

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 11 a.m.

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 4:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

November 14

Volleyball in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 6 p.m.

November 17

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Semifinal)

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 7 p.m.

November 18

Volleyball @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 1 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo 3 p.m.

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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