Football Practice Report: Scrimmage #3


Catawba held its final preseason football scrimmage on Wednesday and got inside Shuford Stadium for the first time since the day one running tests.  The team will take a day off on Thursday and return to practice on Friday and Saturday.  Media Day will be on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The No. 1 offense was able to score on their first two possessions, including a 65-yard touchdown pass from Mike Sheehan to Gary Williams.  “We are proud of how our #1 offense was able to move the ball,” exclaimed Head Coach Curtis Walker.  “The #2 defense did a great job of holding the #2 offense, but the offense came back to score on the last two drives.”

Freshman Eamon Smart impressed those in attendance with several nice runs and wide receiver Donte Means has opened some eyes the last couple of practices.  Walked stated that veteran center Taylor Fender has been a tremendous leader on the offensive front.  “He has had a great year preparing for his senior season.  He spent the summer here lifting and conditioning.”

Chad Hollandsworth had a pair of field goals during the scrimmage, including one of 47 yards which would match his career high and had some distance to spare.  “Chad has looked his best over the past two days,” continued Walker.  “He punted and kicked as well as I have ever seen him.  I have been very pleased with his performance and think that he is back to his all-conference ability.”

The offense wasn’t the only side of the ball to come up with some nice plays.  Mark McDaniel had an interception and Jonathan Jean made a key pass break up at the line on a third down play.  “Jean seems to be back from his injury and had a nice day.”

Catawba will open the season a week from Saturday on September 6th at Davidson.  The teams have not met since 1987 after a dramatic 27-20 win by the Indians.  The Wildcats will get a game under their belt this weekend as they host the College of Faith.

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 24


«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2) 

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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Soccer (M) Team Photo