September 29, 2012
Turnovers Costly for Football in 27-20 Loss at UNCP
PEMBROKE, NC -- Catawba fell to host UNC Pembroke 27-20 in football action on Saturday night at Johnson Stadium. The Braves improve to 4-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-2.
Down 24-17, Catawba drove inside the UNCP 10-yard-line midway through the final quarter, but were held and then missed on a field goal try. On the next Indian possession, BJ Sherrill (Cleveland, NC/W. Rowan HS) was stripped on a sack and the Braves added a field goal by Connor Haskins.
Catawba got a late field goal and recovered an on-side kick attempt with 20 seconds left. After a completion to the UNCP 40-yard line, Sherrill was intercepted on the final play.
Sherrill threw for 371 yards, seventh best in school history, on 32-of-52 passing with the two scores. Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) and Jarrid McKinney (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS) each went over 100 yards in receiving. Charest had 11 catches for 108 yards, while McKinney added 10 receptions for 178 yards.
Catawba scored first, using a 40-yard kickoff return by LJ McCray (Charlotte, NC/Harding HS) to set in good field possession. Sherrill capped the drive with a 23-yard pass to Diante Hodges (Fayetteville, NC/Smith HS).
UNCP responded with 17 unanswered points to go on top 17-7. Michael Isbell ran in from four yards out and Elliott Powell from 15-yards to give the Braves their edge at the 9:35 mark of the second quarter. Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS) pulled Catawba within 17-10 at the break on a 28-yard field goal.
Powell opened the second half with a 97-yard run on the first play from scrimmage to up the lead to 24-10. Late in the third quarter, Sherrill tossed an 11-yard pass to Charest to close the gap to 24-17.
Bobby Morrison (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) led Catawba on the ground with 67 yards. The Indians out-gained UNCP 464-316 in total yardage, but lost three fumbles and had the interception. Powell ran for 139 yards and two scores for the Braves. Jonathan Efird completed 17-of-23 passes for 130 yards. UNCP did not have a turnover.
Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball @ Queens 3-1
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th
Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0
Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72
Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20
Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58
Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69
Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69
Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66
Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72
Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.
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