Football Finishes Up Final Mid-Week Practice Before the Season Opener

The Catawba Football program kicks off its season this Saturday against West Virginia’s West Liberty University at 1:30 pm.  Entering this year there are a lot of unknowns to the Catawba team.  With a new coaching staff leading the way, a high profile transfer to rely on, and a change is schemes and atmosphere many fans are wondering what to expect from Catawba this year.

With just three days of practice left until kickoff Catawba Head Coach, Curtis Walker, broke down the Indians practice from Wednesday to give the fans an insight of what to expect from this year’s squad. 
Special Teams started off practice with kicker Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS) making 35 and 47 yard field goals. 
The team followed that up with offense versus defense drills in 1st-and-10 situations.  Coach Walker stated that both sided played very well with neither side dominating the session.
In 7-on-7 skeleton drills, sophomore Gary Williams (Southport, NC/S. Brunswick HS) intercepted a pass for the defense.  Transfer senior quarterback Danny O’Brien (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS/Wisconsin) showed why he has earned the starting position by completing five consecutive passes.
Catawba finished up practice with another session of offense versus defense.  The defense showed their tenacity by forcing two separate three and out series.  Walker commented that the offense still moved the ball very well in the remainder of the practice.
Afterwards, Walker said “I am real happy with the energy these men are showing.  They are intense and focusing in on their targets.”

Today's Events

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.), 4:00VideoStats


«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

November 4

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

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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Basketball (M) Team Photo