Football Opens With 35-7 Victory Over Davidson


DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Catawba knocked off host Davidson 35-7 to win its football opener on Saturday night at Richardson Field.  Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, N.C./Laney HS) completed all but one pass, totaling 174 yards with three touchdowns in the win for the Catawba Indians.  The Wildcats fell to 1-1.

Davidson looked to have some momentum early.  The Wildcats drove deep into Catawba territory on their first possession, but were stopped on downs.  Davidson was set up again by an Indian fumble at midfield only to see the game turn when Jamal Lackey (Mocksville, N.C./Davie Co. HS) intercepted a second-down pass and raced 67 yards for the game’s first score.

Sheehan threw touchdown passes on Catawba's next two possessions.  The first went to freshman Keyon West (N. Augusta, S.C./N. Augusta HS), who made a diving catch in the end zone to complete the 30-yard score.  Sheehan's second scoring strike went to Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, FL/Raines HS) on a fourth-down play that covered 31 yards.

Catawba fumbled deep in Davidson territory on its next drive, but Terence Williams (Duluth, Ga./Duluth HS) intercepted a Wildcat pass to get the offense back on the field.  Sheehan drove the unit down the field once again and capped the 69-yard drive with a 22-yard pass to Tyler Hamilton (Charlotte, N.C./Vance HS).

Catawba led 28-0 at the half and outgained Davidson 330 to 102 in the opening 30 minutes.  The Indians capped their scoring early in the second half.  Sheehan delivered a 40-yard pass to Cary Littlejohn (Columbus, N.C./Polk Co. HS) to jump-start the drive.  David Burgess (Morganton, N.C./Freedom HS) followed with runs of 27 and eight yards to put the points on the board.

Davidson averted the shutout midway through the fourth quarter on a one-yard run by David Rogers. 

Sheehan went 12-of-13 through the air for 174 yards and the three scores.  He also added another 56 yards on the ground.  The Indians gained 305 yards rushing with Trey Mashore (Woodleaf, N.C./W. Rowan HS) leading the way with 78 yards on eight carries.

In addition to his interception, Lackey also posted three tackles for losses to lead the defense.  Jason Taylor (Bahama, N.C./Northern HS) had two stops for losses among his six tackles on the night.

J.P. Douglas had 117 yards passing for Davidson, completing 19-of-29 passes with the two interceptions.  Rogers ran for a team-high 38 yards, while Cam Cheuvront hauled in seven passes for 53 yards.  Matt Casey was in on 14 tackles with Myles Atkins making 10 stops and causing a fumble.

Catawba will travel to Western Carolina next Saturday at 3:30 pm for its first meeting with the Catamounts since 1969.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 27-12 WVideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 5-16 LVideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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