Football Renews Davidson Rivalry to Open 2014 Campaign


Catawba will renew one of its oldest football rivalries on Saturday to open up the 2014 season.  The Indians will travel to Davidson to face the Wildcats at 7 pm. 

The Wildcats were the first team on record to play Catawba back in 1907, claiming a 20-7 win in that contest.  Davidson leads the all-time series 17-5, but the Indians won the final three meetings before the series was dropped after the 1987 season.

Catawba has a host of quality returners on both sides of the ball this season.  The starting offensive line is intact from last season and the Indians have its top three running back returning as well.  The bulk of the defense returns on the line, in the secondary and at linebacker.

Senior Taylor Fender anchors the offensive line that produced 47 starts among the unit.  Cary Littlejohn was the top rusher last season with 574 yards.  Mike Sheehan, who helped rally the team in the final quarter at North Greenville last season before starting the final game, will get the nod at quarterback and has four of last season’s top five receivers returning.

On defense, top tackler Jason Taylor is back after recording 105 stops last year.  The line returns all-conference and all-region performer Jonathan Jean as well as welcoming back CJ Barksdale and Kegan Funderburk, who missed last season.  Mark McDaniel leads the secondary that returns three starters and adds Coastal Carolina transfer Philip George.

Catawba faces three road tests before coming home to Shuford Stadium to tangle with nationally-ranked Carson-Newman on September 27th.

Davidson Game Notes

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«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.) 59-74 L

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 73-44

Basketball (M) @ Queens 65-83


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Basketball (M) Team Photo