Fourth-Quarter 97-Yard Drive Lifts Football to 17-13 Win at Brevard


BREVARD, NC -- Catawba snapped a four-game losing streak with a 17-13 victory over host Brevard in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Brevard Stadium.  The Catawba Indians improve to 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the SAC, while the Tornados fall to 3-7 and 1-5.

The Indians used a 97-yard, 15-play drive midway through the fourth quarter to rally from a 13-10 deficit.  Catawba took over on downs after Brevard had the ball inside the Indian 10 following the second interception on the day by Salonick Amos.  Kewone Harris (Durham, NC/Webb HS) broke up a third-down pass at the three and CJ Barksdale (Simpsonville, NC/Hillcrest HS) batted down a fourth-down pass to end the threat.

The Indians converted three times on third down and once on fourth down in the winning drive that began with 13:17 remaining.  Jacob Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS/Illinois) completed third down passes to Eric Morman (Rockingham, NC/Richmond Sr. HS) and Mario Washington (High Point, NC/Ragsdale HS) to move out to the 42-yard-line.  At midfield, Catawba kept the drive alive when Brevard jumped offside on fourth down.

Charest would find Washington again on third down for an 11-yard gain to the Tornado 29.  A personal foul penalty would move the ball to the 13 and two plays later Josh Wright (Raeford, NC/Hoke Co. HS/W. Carolina) ran in from nine yards out and Catawba led 17-13 with 6:34 remaining.

The defense made one last stand as Brevard moved to the Tribe 32 inside the final minutes.  Barksdale and Damein Lee (Reidsville, NC/Reidsville HS) combined on a third-down sack, while Jason Taylor (Bahama, NC/Northern HS) and Jacob Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) stopped a fourth-down pass short of the sticks.  The Indians were able to then run out the clock.

Charest threw for 171 yards and one score on 15-of-20 passing.  He was intercepted twice.  Wright led the ground game with 58 yards on 20 carries with the one score.  Morman had five catches for 56 yards and Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) made five grabs for 54 yards.

Aaron Reese threw for 101 yards and ran for another 75 to lead Brevard.  He completed 7-of-13 passes with a touchdown and an interception and also scored on the ground.  Eric Watts caught three passes for 47 yards and a score, while Rodney Daniels added 39 yards rushing.

 Catawba took an early lead, capping an opening 14-play, 59-yard drive with a 24-yard field goal from Thomas Trexler (Wilmington, NC/New Hanover HS).  The Indians drove inside the Brevard five late in the first quarter, but Charest was intercepted in the end zone on third down by Amos on the first play of the second quarter.

 Brevard in turn marched in the Catawba red zone before turning it over on downs at the Tribe 16.  Catawba would use that momentum to strike for a 10-0 lead.  Charest hit two big pass plays, 27 yards to his brother Nate then a 21-yarder to Bobby Morrison (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) to the Tornado 24.  Three plays later Charest tossed a 10-yard strike to Morman for the 10-0 edge.

 The Tornados were able to put a scoring drive together in the final two minutes of the half.  Andre Overholt had an 18-yard run to the Catawba 10-yard-line and Reese followed with a 10-yard pass to Watts to trim the deficit to 10-7 with only 42 seconds left in the half.  Brevard took the lead with the only points of the third quarter, coming on a one-yard run from Reese.  The point after was missed.

 Harris led Catawba with 13 tackles, while Cory Johnson (Fayetteville, NC/Britt HS) added 10 stops.  Jumal Rolle (Wilson, NC/Beddingfield HS) had an interception.  Prince Simanyu totaled 18 tackles for Brevard.  Anthony Shakir and Rufus Jenkins also had double-digit tackles and a sack.

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March 2

Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3

March 3

Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4

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March 4

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7

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March 5

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)

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Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1

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Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11

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Baseball @ Tampa 5-9

March 7

Softball vs. KING 3-17

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Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15

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March 9

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6

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March 10

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2

Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7

Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9

Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC) 

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12

March 13

Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8

March 14

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6

March 15

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25

Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7

Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)

March 16

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1) 

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.

Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10

March 17

Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic

Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10

Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12

March 18

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6

Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6

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March 19

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

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March 20

Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10

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Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12

March 22

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.

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Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

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March 23

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)

Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

March 24

Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon

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Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.

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March 27

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.

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Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.

March 28

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.

March 29

Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.

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March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)

Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.

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Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)

Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon

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