Charest Sets Receiving Mark in Season Ending Loss to #14 Lenoir-Rhyne


SALISBURY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked 14th in NCAA II, ran up 503 total yards in taking a 48-15 victory of host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field.  The Bears improve to 10-1 overall and 7-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians finish up their season at 6-5 and 3-4.

The Bears ran for 445 yards, completing just one pass, which went for a 58-yard score in the fourth quarter.  Isaiah Whitaker led a balanced Lenoir-Rhyne ground attack with 84 yards.  Graham Duncan added 73 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.  Teverrius Jones ran for one score and threw for another.

Catawba's Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, NC/Laney HS), subbing for an injured Danny O'Brien (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS/Wisconsin),  completed 11-of-21 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown.  He also ran for 61 yards.  Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, FL/Raines HS) caught a 74-yard touchdown pass and ran for a score.

The Bears took the lead for good as they marched 77-yards in 11 plays with the opening kickoff.  Jones capped the drive with a six-yard run.  Catawba struck back quickly as Sheehan completed the long scoring pass to Tarrats, but the point-after was missed leaving the Bears on top 7-6.  Lenoir-Rhyne went on another long drive with the ensuing kickoff.  Michael Patrick capped the 13-play, 75-yard drive with a five-yard run.

Lenoir-Rhyne tacked on two Zach Neumann field goals before Catawba closed the half on a field goal from Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, NC/E. Forsyth HS) leaving the score at 20-9 in favor of the Bears at the break.  Stephen Amosh jump-started the Bears in the third quarter.  After Lenoir-Rhyne missed a field goal, Amosh intercepted Sheehan on the first play.  Duncan scored from 10-yards out for a 27-9 edge then added another 10-yard scoring run on the next Bears possession.

Jones made it 41-9 when he completed his only pass of the game to Greyson Wells for the 58-yard score early in the fourth quarter.  Tarrats got the Indians back on the scoreboard, scoring on an eight-yard run on a reverse.  Josh Justice capped the scoring with a five-yard for the Bears.

Nate Charest (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) caught four passes for Catawba and in the process set a new school record for receptions in a season with 73.  He broke the old mark of 70 catches by Corey Ready in 2003.  The senior finished third on the all-time receiving list with 184 receptions.  Ready had 190 in his career with Nick Means catching 185 balls.

Three Indians posted double-digits in tackles.  Jason Taylor (Bahama, NC/Northern HS) and Jacob Hanes (Charlotte, NC/Butler HS) each made 13 stops with LJ McCray (Charlotte, NC/Harding HS) adding a dozen.  Hanes and Stephen Davis (Mascotte, FL/S. Sumter HS) posted sacks.


Box Score

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 24


«July 2018»

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Football Team Photo