Football Hangs Tough in 20-3 Loss to I-AA Coastal Carolina


CONWAY, SC -- The Catawba defense slowed down Coastal Carolina, but the offense could not cash in on several trips deep inside Chanticleer territory in a 20-3 loss in football action on Saturday night at Brooks Stadium.  Coastal Carolina improves to 2-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 0-2.

The Indian defense limited CCU to 308 total yards and a mere 13 on the ground, while causing three turnovers.  The unit also kept the hosts off the scoreboard in the final half.  The Catawba offense failed to score on three trips into the Coastal red zone and scored its lone points on a Thomas Trexler (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) 38-yard field goal with 3:28 left in the first quarter.

The Chanticleers blocked Catawba’s initial punt and took over at the Tribe 14, but were only able to muster a field goal as Grant Clayton cashed in from 26 yards away.  After the teams traded punts, Coastal forced a Catawba fumble at midfield and Aramis Hillary tossed a 52-yard strike to Matt Hazel for a 10-0 lead.

Coastal Carolina answered the Catawba field goal with another scoring drive as Hillary ran in from three yards out on a third down play and a 17-3 advantage.  The game’s final points came with 5:35 to go in the half after the Chanticleers had converted on fourth down after facing a third-and-24 situation. 

Catawba stopped one CCU drive deep in Indian territory early in the third quarter when CJ Barksdale (Simpsonville, SC/Hillcrest HS) caused a fumble.  Catawba forced a fumbled on a punt at midfield and drove to the Coastal 13 before coming up empty on a fake field goal.  The Indians would drive inside the CCU 25 midway through the fourth quarter, but could not convert on fourth down.

Jacob Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) completed 21-of-31 passes for 165 yards in the loss for Catawba and was sacked three times.  Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) was his favorite target as his brother caught eight passes for 102 yards.  Josh Wright (Raeford, NC/Hoke Co. HS/W. Carolina) ran for 56 yards and had six receptions.  He needs 15 yards to reach 1,000 career rushing yards.

Hillary threw for 220 yards for Coastal, completing 16-of-24 passes.  David Duran made three catches for 61 yards and Akeem Wesley made four receptions.  Jeremy Height was the top ground gainer as he finished with 17 yards.

Cory Johnson (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS) made nine tackles for the Indian defense.  Johnson, Tra Ingram (Browns Summit, NC/NE Guilford HS), Lakeem Perry (Louisburg, NC/Louisburg HS) and Damein Lee (Reidsville, NC/Reidsville HS) were all in two stops for losses.  Andre Jacobs led CCU with nine tackles.

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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 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

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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