Football Notches Fifth-Straight Win, Topping Brevard 29-7


BREVARD, N.C. -- Catawba ran for a season-high 363 yards in defeating host Brevard 29-7 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Brevard Memorial Stadium.  The win improves the Catawba Indians 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the SAC.  Brevard falls to 0-9 and 0-5.

For the second straight week, Catawba produced a pair of 100-yard rushers.  Cary Littlejohn (Columbus, N.C./Polk Co. HS) tallied 158 yards, while David Burgess (Morganton, N.C./Freedom HS) added 135 yards in eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the second week in a row.  Quartback Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, N.C./Laney HS) finished with 67 yards and scored all three touchdowns for the Indians.

After missing a field goal on its first drive, Catawba got on the scoreboard at the 4:22 mark of the opening quarter when Sheehan capped an 11-play, 81-yard drive with a two-yard score.  Littlejohn and Burgess accounted for 75 of the yards on the drive.

The Indians extended the lead to 10-0 in the second quarter, but Brevard closed the gap to 10-7 at the break.  The Tornados scored with just 17 seconds left in the half on a one-yard run by Xavier McEachern.  Brevard used up nearly seven minutes of the clock on the 15-play, 75-yard drive.  It also accounted for most of the Tornados' 106 yards in the half.

Brevard had life to start the second half after a Catawba penalty bailed the Tornados out of a 3rd-and-28 situation with a first down.  Four plays later, Mark McDaniel (China Grove, N.C./S. Rowan HS) forced a fumble at the Catawba 42 and the offense responded with three consecutive scoring drives.

Following the fumble, Brevard held Catwaba to a 29-yard field goal by Chad Hollandsworth (Kernersville, N.C./E. Forsyth HS) to keep it a one-score game at 13-7.  After forcing a punt, Catawba's offense marched 81 yards, all on the ground, to go up 20-7.  Burgess accounted for 57 of the yards and Sheehan ran in from 15 yards out for the score.

Brevard surrendered two points on safety when a high snap on a punt sailed out of the end zone to push the Catawba lead to 22-7 and when Sheehan took it in from seven-yards out with 6:58 left the outcome was not in doubt with the Indians up 29-7.

Catawba's defense held Brevard to just 20 yards in the second half.  The unit posted three sacks with Kyle Kitchens (Decatur, Ga./Decatur HS) being in on two with Jamal Lackey (Mocksville, N.C./Davie Co. HS) and Michael Peppers (Clemson, S.C./Daniel HS) getting in on one.

Kitchens had seven tackles, three and half for losses, and forced a fumble.  Lackey led the team with nine stops.     Chris Carpenter (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) was in on eight tackles and forced a fumble.

Arvin Berry picked up 42 yards on the ground to lead Brevard.  Tyler Garland added 33 yards.  The Tornados did not complete a pass in three tries.  Jinsley Jhon had a sack for Brevard.

Catawba finishes off its road schedule next Saturday, traveling to Tusculum for a 1:30 kickoff.

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«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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