Fisher runs for 141, defense records 10 sacks in Football's win over Tusculum

   SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba rallied for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to defeat visiting Tusculum 28-20 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field.  With the win, the Indians improve to 6-3 overall and 3-2 in the SAC, while Tusculum falls to 2-6 and 0-5.
Catawba scored twice in the opening five minutes to grab a 14-0 lead.  On its first possession, Brad Roach (Williamston, NC) connected on a 32-yard pass to Corey Ready (Aiken, SC) for a 7-0 lead just 2:08 into the contest.  The next time the Tribe got the ball, Kory Fisher (New Bern, NC) broke a tackle at the line of scrimmage and raced 33 yards for a 14-0 lead at the 10:00 mark.

Tusculum answered right back on a third down from midfield when Corey Russell (Speedwell, TN) found  a wide open Jamichael Caldwell (Chattanooga, TN) to trim the margin to 14-7 at the 8:45 mark of the opening quarter.  Tusculum struck again early in the second quarter when Phillip McGee (Clarksville, TN) capped a 65-yard drive with a four-yard run.  Ron Ellington (Charlotte, NC) blocked the point after to keep Catawba on top at 14-13.

The Pioneers would take the lead just before the half.  Russell converted a fourth down when he scrambled for a 13 yard gain and then hit Caldwell on a third down for a 19-yard score just seven seconds before the break.  Russell threw for 238 yards in the opening half on 16-of-22 passing.  Caldwell had seven catches for 117 yards and the two scores.

Neither team could score in the third quarter, but Catawba regained the lead with 9:03 remaining as Mario Crowe (Charlotte, NC) dove in from a yard out to cap a 16-play, 84-yard march that ate up nearly eight minutes of the clock.  Tusculum was stopped on its next drive and faked a punt on fourth down, but Austin Hunter’s (Hartford, TN) pass was intercepted by Sam Greiner (Charlotte, NC).  Fisher burst for a 28-yard run, then carried in from three yards out for a 28-20 edge with 5:22 to go.

Fisher finished the day with 141 yards rushing on 18 carries and two touchdowns.  Roach was 18-of-29 passing for 192 yards with tight end Shane Timmons (Denton, NC) leading the receivers with four catches for 40 yards.  Russell finished with 315 yards passing for the Pioneers, completing 22-of-34 passes.  Caldwell finished with eight catches for 125 yards.  Tusculum was held to 35 yards rushing, thanks in part to 10 Catawba sacks.  Bryan Biggs (Fayetteville, NC) was credited with 4.5 sacks and eight tackles.  Tusculum’s Marcus Robinson (Clarksvile, TN) led all players with 10 stops.


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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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