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Football Rolls to 34-7 Win Over #22 Elizabeth City State

Fisher runs for 142 yards in victory

ELIZABETH CITY, NC -- Catawba took over late in the first half and went on to score a 34-7 win over host Elizabeth City State in football action on Saturday night at Roebuck Stadium.  The Catawba Indians improve to 2-0, while the 22nd-ranked Vikings fall to 0-1.

 Catawba scored first, but overcame three first half turnovers to lead 20-7 at the break.  Brad Roach (Williamston, NC/Williamston HS) threw one of his three interceptions on the Tribe’s first drive, but came right back to give Catawba a 6-0 lead on a 14-yard pass to Shane Timmons (Denton, NC/S. Davidson HS).  The Indians point-after failed.

Roach’s second pick led to an ECSU score after a 49-yard pass from Tashawn Lee to Billy Wiggins to the Tribe three-yard-line.   Brandon Fields scored from a yard out and the extra point put the Vikings up 7-6 with 12:45 left in the half. 

Late in the second quarter, Catawba took the lead for good.  George Bell (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS) kept a drive alive with a five-yard run on a fourth and one near midfield then carried in from three-yards out for the go-ahead score. 

Cortez Best (Huntersville, NC/N. Mecklenburg) made a key interception with just five second left in the half and Roach struck on the final play with a 32-yard strike to Antwan Strong (Charlotte, NC/W. Charlotte HS).  A two-point conversion pass from Roach to Walter Horne (Statesville, NC/Statesville HS) put Catawba up 20-7.

Elizabeth City State missed on a 44-yard field goal attempt on its first possession of the second half and would not reach Catawba territory again.  Roach added a one-yard scoring run to open the final quarter and Kory Fisher (New Bern, NC/New Bern HS) capped a huge day with an 18-yard run with 8:33 left for the final margin.

Fisher finished with 142 yards on 18 carries, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the sixth time in his career.  The Tribe ran for 280 yards on the day with Bell adding 57 yards and Jamelle Cuthbertson (Charlotte, NC/Harding HS) going for 52 yards.

Roach rallied from his tough start, tossing a pair of scoring passes and rushing for a third score.  He completed 16-of-27 passes for 211 yards and ran for 28 more.  Joe Mitchell (Tallahassee, FL/ Florida HS) was the top target with five catches for 57 yards.  Timmons tied a career-high with four grabs and Strong had three receptions. 

Catawba totaled 491 yards, while holding the Vikings to only 184.  ECSU completed just 5-of-20 passes for 64 yards.  Fields had 57 yards on the ground. 

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

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Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

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Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

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Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

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Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

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Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

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Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

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