Football Rallies From Early Deficit to Top UNC Pembroke


PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Catawba overcame an early 14-6 deficit to top host UNC Pembroke 30-17 in football action on Saturday afternoon at Johnson Stadium.  The Catawba Indian defense held the Braves to just 250 yards as Catawba improves to 4-3.  UNC Pembroke falls to 1-5.

Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, N.C./Laney HS) accounted for 266 yards of total offense with a touchdown rushing and passing.  Sheehan went 16-of-24 through the air for 186 yards and ran for another 80 yards.  Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS) had four catches for 118 yards and a score.

The Indians jumped on top quickly as Mark McDaniel (China Grove, N.C./S. Rowan HS) intercepted a Reggie Pinner pass on the game’s second snap and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown less than a minute into the game.  That was the lone bright spot for Catawba in the opening quarter as the Indian offense ran just three plays and totaled two yards between two UNCP touchdowns.

John Rich caught a four-yard pass from Pinner to put UNCP on top at the 9:57 mark of the first quarter.  Seth Owen connected with B.J. Bunn on the first play of the second quarter to give the Braves a 14-6 edge.

A 45-yard pass from Sheehan to Tarrats set up Catawba’s first offensive score.  Reid Carlton (Lecanto, Fla./Trinity Catholic HS) finished off the drive with a one-yard run.  The Indians seized momentum with two scores in the final three minutes of the first half.  Sheehan ripped off two big runs, the second resulting in an 11-yard touchdown and a 20-14 lead.  Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) connected on a 38-yard field on the final play of the half to put the Indians up 23-14 at the break.

The two defenses set the tone in the second half, but not before Catawba scored on its first possession on Sheehan’s perfect 40-yard strike to Tarrats.  UNCP got inside the Catawba 10-yard-line late in the quarter, but the Indians defense held the Braves to a field goal which would result in the final score.

Catawba limited UNCP to 64 yards on the ground.  Pinner completed 15-of-24 passes for 121 yards, while Owen went 11-of-14 for 65 yards.  Bunn made 11 catches for 100 yards.

Jason Taylor (Bahama, N.C./Northern HS) recorded 13 tackles for Catawba on defense with one for a loss.  McDaniel made seven stops with one for a loss and an additional pass break up in addition to his pick-six.  Jamal Lackey (Mocksville, N.C./Davie Co. HS) had a pair of stops for losses with Kyle Kitchens (Decatur, Ga./Decatur HS), Jonathan Jean (Orange Park, Fla./Fleming Island HS) and Marquez Robbs (Gastonia, N.C./Ashbrook HS) posting sacks.

Catawba returns home to Shuford Stadium next Saturday to host Brevard at 1:30 p.m. 

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Today's Events

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG, 4-6 LVideoStats
Softball vs BARTON, 11-3 WStats
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise, 12-13 LVideoStats
Softball vs BARTON, 11-0 WStats
Tennis (W) @ Elon, 0-7 LStats


«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

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 22

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

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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