Littlejohn's Career Day Leads Football Past Davidson


DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Senior running back Cary Littlejohn (Columbus, N.C./Polk Co. HS) ran for a career-high 192 yards to power visiting Catawba to a 35-21 win over Davidson on Saturday night at Richardson Stadium.  The Catawba Indians even their record at 1-1, while the Wildcats fall to 0-2.

Littlejohn got the scoring started with a 64-yard scamper midway through the first quarter.  Davidson would answer late in the frame on a 21-yard run by Jeffrey Keil.  Catawba would take control after that, putting up 18 consecutive points before a Wildcat score late in the half made it 25-14 at the break.

Catawba sandwiched scoring runs of 32 yards from Eamon Smart (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral HS), on fourth down and one, and Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, N.C./Laney HS), from a yard out, around a 30-yard field goal from Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) for its second quarter outburst.  Davidson capitalized on a late interception as Keil ran in from three yards out with just over a minute before the break.

Hollandsworth added another field goal, from 25 yards away, midway through the third quarter then Sheehan iced the issue with a 49-yard strike to Bruce Smith (Winston-Salem, N.C./N. Davidson HS) in the final seconds of the third.  Davidson got a final score on a 12-yard pass from John Cook to William Morris.

Littlejohn nearly set a personal best by the half with 130 yards in the opening two quarters.  He carried the ball 27 times with an average of 7.1 yards per attempt.  The 192 yards equaled Kory Fisher's total as the eighth best day for a Catawba back.  Smart just missed a 100-yard day, finishing with 86 yards on 15 carries.

Sheehan went 12-of-24 through the air for 168 yards.  He added 38 yards on the ground.  Carlos Tarrats (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines HS) hauled in five passes for 62 yards.

Jamal Lackey (Mocksville, N.C./Davie Co. HS) recorded 10 tackles on defense for the Indians.  Freshman Jeremy Addison (Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork HS) had a sack and a fumble recovery, while Case Woodard (Snellville, Ga./Arabia Mountain HS/Georgia Military) picked off a pass.

Catawba out gained Davidson 490 yards to 362 and totaled 322 yards on the ground.  Keil went over the 100-yard mark for the Wildcats, running for 121 yards on 19 attempts.  Morris made six catches for 76 yards, while Cook completed 13-of-34 passes for 165 yards.

Catawba opens South Atlantic Conference play next weekend, traveling to Carson-Newman for a 1 pm kickoff.

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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, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats


«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 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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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