Bell Sparks Football to Opening Win


MURFREESBORO, NC – Catawba spotted host Chowan an early touchdown then scored 55 unanswered points to take a season-opening 55-7 win over the Hawks in football action on Saturday afternoon at Garrison Stadium.  It marked the 13th straight win in a season opener for the Catawba Indians.

Chowan used four plays to grab the early lead.  James Fox took a short pass from Josh Floyd and raced 54 yards to stake the Hawks to a 7-0 lead after a minute of play.

Transfer George Bell (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS) made an immediate impact for his new team as he returned the ensuing kickoff 69 yards down to the Chowan 16-yard-line.  Bell would finish off the drive on a one-yard dive to tie the score at 7-7.  On the next Catawba possession, Brad Roach (Williamston, NC/Williamston HS) connected with Antwan Strong (Charlotte, NC/W. Charlotte HS) for a 39-yard strike at the 8:01 mark of the opener quarter to put the Tribe up for good.

Jamelle Cuthbertson (Charlotte, NC/Harding HS) capped an 86-yard drive with a four-yard run at the end of the first quarter and Kory Fisher (New Bern, NC/New Bern HS) toted in from five yards away for a 28-7 edge.  Bell galloped 70 yards for a 35-7 lead and James House (Salisbury, NC/N. Rowan HS) capped the first-half scoring as he recovered a fumble in the end zone following a Brandon Sutton (Snow Hill, NC/Greene Central HS) sack.

After a scoreless third quarter, Catawba tacked on two more scores in the final frame.  Antonio Hall (Greensboro, NC/NE Guilford HS) ran in from 24 yards and Trevor Steele (Asheville, NC/Reynolds HS) scored on a one-yard plunge.

Catawba totaled 443 yards of offense, including 203 on the ground.  Bell led the way with 89 yards on four carries.  Roach was 9-of-13 for 146 yards.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo