Football Falls 51-41 In Shootout With Wingate


SALISBURY, NC -- Wingate won a shootout with host Catawba, taking a 51-41 victory in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field.  The Bulldogs improve to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-6 and 1-4.

Cody Haffly (Locust Grove, GA) completed 20-of-31 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs in a game that saw the two teams combined for 920 yards total offense.  Haffly used seven different receivers Saturday.  Bulldog junior wide receiver Chris Bowden (Forsyth, GA) caught seven passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns. 

Catawba’s Jacob Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS/Illinois) threw for a career-high 384 yards, completing 35-of-58 attempts.  It tied the fourth-best passing game in school history and he was only three completions shy of Luke Samples’ school mark of 38.  Charest threw for one score and ran for three more as he also led the Indians with 52 yards rushing.

Josh Covington (Charlotte, NC) led Wingate on the ground with 50 yards, while Nestor Lantigua (Wellington, FL) added 49.  Of the 920 yards by the two teams, 705 came through the air.  Eric Morman (Rockingham, NC/Richmond Sr. HS) had nine catches for 93 yards for Catawba, while Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) made eight grabs for 146 yards.

 Wingate grabbed momentum of the game midway through the first quarter, when with the game tied at 7-7 the Bulldogs blocked a Catawba field goal try and Jarvis Smith (Godfrey, IL) returned it 80 yards for a score.  Later, after the Indians had trimmed the deficit to 14-10, a bad snap on a punt gave Wingate the ball at the Catawba 11-yard line and on the next play Bowden caught a pass from Haffly for a 21-10 edge just seconds in the second quarter.

 The teams would trade scores for most of the quarter with the Bulldogs taking a 37-24 lead at the break following the first of three field goals from Paul Grammaticopoulos (Paris, FRANCE).  He added s second midway through the third quarter for a 40-24 advantage the Wingate was able to match each Catawba score the rest of the way.

Clayton Hazeltine (Nokomis, FL) and Jared Seate (Charlotte, NC) combined for 25 tackles, two and half tackles for loss and one sack.  Both Hazeltine and Seate had eight solo stops each.  Warren Brown (Miami, FL) had 10 tackles and a blocked field goal.

Lakeem Perry (Louisburg, NC/Louisburg HS) had 12 tackles and one fumble recovery for Catawba.  Casey Hall (Concord, NC/NW Cabarrus HS/Averett) had eight tackles and two forced fumbles.  CJ Barksdale (Simpsonville, SC/Hillcrest HS) had six tackles, two for loss, one quarterback sack and one QB hurry.


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Today's Events

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00


«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) 3rd of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

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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