Football Falls in Opener Against St. Augustine's 20-17


SALISBURY, NC -- St. Augustine’s quarterback Joaquin Green (Pittsboro, NC) threw for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 20-17 win over host Catawba in football action on Saturday night at Shuford Stadium.  It was the opener for both teams.

Green threw his first scoring strike with 4:49 left in the first half, covering 10 yards to Jone’ Harris (Fairfield, CA).  The score came one play after Catawba was flagged for having 12 men on the field as St. Augustine’s was setting up for a field goal.  A bad snap on the extra point left the Falcons with a 6-0 edge.

Catawba answered that score from the Falcons, driving 81 yards in eight plays.  Patrick Dennis (Durham, NC/Cedar Ridge HS) went 5-for-7 in the drive for 68 yards.  He connected with Gerron Bryant (W. Palm Beach, FL, Boynton Beach/Palm Beach CC) for a 21 yards score with 1:15 to go in the half.  Catawba had a chance to add to its lead after a Brandon Bunn (Virginia Beach, VA/Fork Union/VMI) 18-yard punt return and a Falcon personal foul, but a 33-yard field goal by Thomas Trexler (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) hit the upright.

Trexler did connect from 43 yards out four minutes into the second half to give Catawba a 14-10 lead.  The Falcons answered with a drive to take the lead for good.  Deonte Toliver (Gaithersburg, MD) opened the drive with a 36-yard run to the Catawba 39.  Three plays later, Green connected with Jamain Smith Kenansville, NC) from 25 yards with 9:05 left in the third quarter.  A two-point run by Brian Richards (Waldorf, MD) put the Falcons up 14-10.

Catawba was stopped twice on downs just outside the Falcon 30 on its next two drives before St. Augustine's scored with just over two minutes left.  On fourth down, Walter Sanders (Baltimore, MD) ran in from 23 yards to give the Falcons a 20-10 edge.  Dennis led the Indians for one final score on a nine-yard pass to Bunn with 13 seconds remaining, but the Falcons recovered the ensuing on-side kick to end the contest. 

Sanders led the Falcons on the ground with 60 yards on 17 carries.  Harris made five catches for 87 yards.  Dennis finished with 267 yards passing for Catawba, connecting on 24-of-40 passes and two scores.  He also led the Indians with 44 yards rushing.  Josh Wright (Raeford, NC/Hock Co. HS/W. Carolina) added 40 yards on the ground.


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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 

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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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