Fisher breaks rushing mark in Football's loss at Carson-Newman

   JEFFERSON CITY, TN – Twenty fourth-ranked Carson-Newman used a strong running game and defeated visiting Catawba 33-21 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Thursday night at Burke-Tarr Stadium.  The Eagles keep their playoff hopes alive, improving to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the SAC.  Catawba falls to 6-4 and 3-3.
    Catawba found itself in a hole at its own two-yard-line after the opening kickoff.  After a punt, Carson-Newman was unable to capitalize from the Catawba 43, but an Eagle punt again pinned the Tribe at the two.  The Eagles forced a punt and four plays later J.J. Chatmon ran in from 19 yards out to put C-N on top.

    The Eagles went up 14-0 midway through the second quarter on a 24-yard run by Ray Hightower.  Corey Ready (Aiken, SC) sparked Catawba with an 82-yard kickoff return to the Eagle five, where Kory Fisher (New Bern, NC) scored to trim the deficit to 14-7.  C-N responded on Hightower’s second scoring run, from two-yards out with 3:24 left to grab a 20-7 lead at the break.

    Catawba managed just 59 yards of offense in the opening half, while the Eagles totaled 20 first downs and 201 yards on the ground.

    Hightower would score his third touchdown with 3:36 left in the third quarter and the Eagles took a 27-7 edge to the fourth quarter.   Catawba capitalized on an Eagle fumble at midfield early in the final period and Fisher scored from a yard-out to pull the Tribe within 27-14 with 9:08 remaining.

    The Eagles got a key 53-yard run from Chatmon on a third-and-13 play on its next possession, but failed to score after a second missed field goal on the night.  Darrell Carlton would ice the issue a couple of plays later, retuning an interception 60 yards with 3:35 to play.  Catawba got a final score when Roach tossed a 36-yard pass to Antwan Strong (Charlotte, NC).

    Fisher ran for 83 yards for Catawba and set a new single-season mark at Catawba with 1,040 yards.  Roach was 16-of-37 for 151 yards, but threw three interceptions.  Ready was the top target with five catches, moving within two of Nick Means’ school record of 185 career receptions.

    Chatmon ran for 150 yards to lead the Eagle ground game, while Hightower added 101.  Alex Rouse ran for 66 yards and completed 4-of-5 passes for 27 yards.  C-N held a 354 to 270 edge in total offense, but Catawba out-gained the Eagles 211 to 126 in the final half.

    On defense, Lester Sconyers (New Bern, NC) had 10 stops for Catawba with one for a loss.  James House (Salisbury, NC) had a sack and Marcus Huntley (Morven, NC) forced a fumble.


Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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