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The Catawba football team will look to secure a winning record as it hosts North Greenville on Saturday in a non-conference tilt.  The Indians and Crusaders enter the game with identical 5-4 records and run similar offensive and defensive sets.

Catawba is coming off a 35-7 loss at Mars Hill last weekend.  The game was played on Sunday due to winter weather in the mountains and shortened the Indians’ work week by a day to prepare for North Greenville. 

Mars Hill used several big runs early and benefitted from five Catawba turnovers in the win.  The Indians squandered four trips into the red zone, turning the ball over on a fumble, an interception and on downs while also missing a field goal.

Gary Williams caught a 23-yard pass to account for Catawba’s lone score.  Keyon West had the most productive day on offense with four catches for 94 yards.  Mark McDaniel had two interceptions on defense to take the league lead with five on the year.  Michael Peppers made nine tackles and Kegan Funderburk was in on two tackles for losses.

North Greenville rallied for a 24-14 victory over Wingate last weekend.  Trailing 14-10 early in the fourth quarter, the Crusaders blocked a punt and returned it 15 yards for the go-ahead score.  Simeon Byrd added a 44-yard TD run with 4:19 left to help put the game away.

Byrd finished with 104 yards on 17 carries with two scores.  Thomas Weeks made five catches for 95 yards, nearly half of the Crusaders’ 195 yards through the air.  The Crusader defense picked off three passes and posted five sacks in holding Wingate to 205 total yards.  Darius Custard had two sacks, while Quantel Mack had a pair of interceptions.

This will mark the sixth meeting between the schools in football with Catawba holding a 3-2 edge.  Catawba rallied for a 20-17 win last season on Chad Hollandsworth’s 23-yard field goal on the last play of the game.  The Indians trailed 17-3 at the break, but were sparked by a late third quarter pick six by Trey Evans.

Cary Littlejohn ran for 90 yards in the win, while Mike Sheehan entered for an injured Danny O’Brien to lead the fourth-quarter comeback.  Sheehan went 4-of-5 passing for 71 yards and ran for another 40 yards.  Trey Walker totaled 124 yards rushing for North Greenville.

Catawba will finish up its season next Saturday in Hickory, N.C., at nationally-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne with a 12:30 pm kickoff.

Game Notes

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 1:00VideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 2:00
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 3:00Stats
Baseball vs. COKER, 4:00VideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 4:00


«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 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

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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