Cuthbertson Runs for 150 Yards As Football Defeats ECSU 41-29


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba overcame an early 13-0 deficit and defeated visiting Elizabeth City State 41-29 in football action on Saturday night at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field.  The win leaves both squads with a 1-1 record.  Catawba iced the see-saw battle when Marcus Davis (Charlotte, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) returned a fumble 47 yards for a score with 4:40 to play.

Jamelle Cuthbertson (Charlotte, NC/Harding HS) ran for 150 yards and three touchdowns to spark the Catawba Indians comeback.  ECSU struck first on the game’s third play from scrimmage as Curtis Rich (Fort Washington, MD) connected with Dexter Manley (Cheasapeake, VA) for a 67-yard score just 1:03 into the contest.  The point-after was missed.

Catawba would fumble the snap on a punt attempt on its first possession and the Vikings took over at the Indian 17.  It took two runs from Dennis Hamilton (High Point, NC), the last covering two yards, for a 13-0 edge with 11:12 remaining in the opening quarter.

Cuthbertson got the first Catawba score as the Indians marched 78 yards with was capped by the senior’s one-yard run to trim the deficit to 13-7.  The Indians took the lead early in the second quarter as Howard Williamson (Greensboro, NC/Dudley HS) tossed a 14-yard strike to Brandon Bunn (Virginia Beach, VA/Fork Union) for a 14-13 edge.

Catawba would increase its lead to 21-13 on a 49-yard burst by Cuthbertson, but Reggie Smith (Fort Wayne, IN) answered the score with an 86-yard kickoff return.  ECSU would get a 35-yard field goal from Daniel Mendez (Riverside, CA) with 30 seconds left in the half to take a 23-21 lead to the break.

After a short ECSU punt in the third quarter, Cuthbertson ran in from five yards out to cap an 18-yard drive with 7:28 to go in the third quarter to put Catawba ahead for good.  Williamson threw a 23-yard scoring pass to Gerron Bryant (W. Palm Beach, FL/Boynton Beach HS) two minutes into the fourth quarter for a 34-23 lead.

ECSU pulled within 34-29 on a 34-yard run by Hamilton with 11:33 remaining, but the two-point try failed.  The Vikings were just inside Catawba territory in the final five minutes when Davis sacked Rich then returned the fumble for a score and the 41-29 lead.  Jasmon Carpenter (Black Mountain, NC/Owen HS) intercepted Rich on the next ECSU drive and Catawba ran out the clock.

Williams completed 16-of-31 passes on the day for 218 yards and two scores.  Brian Terwilliger (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) caught four passes for 29 yards, ran for 56 on five carries and completed a pass for 13 yards.  Charles McAfee (Charlotte, NC/Vance HS) recorded 10 tackles, including five for losses, while Davis had a pair of sacks.

Hamilton led ECSU on the ground with 72 yards on 14 tries.  Rich was 16-of-28 passing for 209 yards, while Manley finished with 149 yards on eight catches.  Rod Jones (Sussex, VA) made a dozen tackles for the Vikings with a sack and a fumble recovery.

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«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 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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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