Football set for Mayor's Cup battle

Catawba's football team, the defending South Atlantic Conference Champions, are set to kickoff a much-anticipated 2002 season on Saturday at Livingstone College. The game will be the third in the Salisbury Mayor's Cup series which Catawba has own each of the previous two meetings. Both of those wins came at Shuford Stadium on the Catawba campus, while this years meeting will take place at Livingstone's Alumni Memorial Stadium. The Blue Bear campus is a little over a mile from Catawba and the kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Catawba will line-up with many familiar faces from last season's NCAA II semifinal squad. On offense, only five players of the 22 appearing on the depth chart did not see action for the Tribe in 2001. Red-shirt freshmen Gary Bass and Mike Frederick are reserves on the offensive line, while Mario Crowe is slated as the back-up at tailback. John Vernon, the starter at tight end, red-shirted last year after playing in 2000. After a year at guard, Cole Beane returns to a tackle position along side returning starters tackle Joe Nixon, guard Daniel Lynch and center Bucky Yates. Senior Demetrus Hopper will occupy the other guard spot, replacing Antwon Trice, who transferred. The backfield remains intact as Luke Samples returns to guide the offense with Rodney Wallace and Marcus Bland back at tailback and fullback. Catawba remains strong at receiver with four seniors, Nick Means, Cedric Squirewell, O.J. Lennon and Preston Lewis. Means is nearing a school record for career receiving yards. On defense, the Indians return seven starters, but linebacker is where the Indians were hurt most by graduation. Only All-America candidate Todd McComb returns, but will be joined by red-shirt freshman Durand Lipscomb, senior Marcus Hicks, a converted defensive back, and Buddy Tabron, a junior transfer from Virginia Union. Up front the Indians return starters Khanis Hubbard, Richard Scott and James McDowell, along with reserves Steven Williams, Piotr Kalinowski and Reggie Tucker. In the secondary, Jamel Jackson and Ryan Norman return at corners, while Jemonte Battle will again start at safety. The final piece in the backfield is senior Nick Hopper, who steps in for Corey Reese at the other safety spot. #####

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

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

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

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

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

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

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

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

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

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

September 19

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

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

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

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

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

September 25

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

September 26

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

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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