Football Falls at North Greenville 25-7


TIGERVILLE, SC – North Greenville grabbed a 25-7 win over visiting Catawba in football action on Saturday afternoon at Younts Stadium.  The Crusaders improve to 7-2, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-7. 

 The Crusaders totaled 328 total yards with 227 coming on the ground.  Teryan Rucker picked up 98 yards to lead the way.  Willie Korn threw for 101 yards, but completed just 4-of-17 passes.  The NGU defense held Catawba to 216 yards.

 Jacob Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS/Illinois) threw for 180 yards, completing 25-of-43 passes.  Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) had six catches for 59 yards, while Josh Wright (Raeford, NC/Hoke Co. HS/W. Carolina) made six receptions for 39 yards.  The Indians ran for only 36 yards.

 North Greenville got on the board with just under six minutes left in the first quarter.  A 62-yard punt return from Isaiah Johnson set up the Crusaders at the Catawba three.  Idris Anderson scored from a yard out on second down to give NGU a 7-0 lead at the 5:40 mark.

 Charest hit passes of 12 and 17 yards to Eric Morman (Rockingham, NC/Richmond Senior HS) and later a 19-yard strike to Mario Washington (High Point, NC/Ragsdale HS) to help Catawba into scoring range on the ensuing possession, but Thomas Trexler (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS) misfired from 25-yards away late in the quarter.  Catawba had another scoring change after the Indians recovered a Crusader fumble at the NGU 34, but the Tribe was unable to advance the ball. 

 A big third-down play late in the half that covered 54 yards from Korn to Sean Wright helped set up the next NGU score.  Justin Gravely converted a 35-yard field with 3:09 left which gave North Greenville a 10-0 lead at the break.

 The Crusaders kept Catawba bottled up in the third quarter with a pair of punts downed inside the five-yard-line.  The only points of the frame came on a safety when Catawba had a bad snap into the end zone.  A bad punt late in the quarter led to an early fourth quarter score by the Crusaders.  Taking over on the Catawba 16, NGU tacked on a 29-yard field goal by Gravely for a 15-0 lead with 14 minutes left. 

North Greenville put the game away with ten minutes left on a three-yard run by Anderson with 10:33 remaining.  Catawba used a 31-yard pass play from the Charest brothers to set up a five-yard scoring run by Bobby Morrison (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) with 3:41 to go.  The score extended Catawba’s streak of scoring to 196 games, the sixth longest in NCAA Division II.

 Lakeem Perry (Louisburg, NC/Louisburg HS) had 10 tackles for Catawba.  CJ Barksdale (Simpsonville, SC/Hillcrest HS) was in on three tackles for losses, including a sack.  Jason Taylor (Bahama, NC/Northern HS) had two stops for losses, a sack, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. 

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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