Football Sacks Winston-Salem State 34-7


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C -- Catawba held a vaunted Winston-Salem State ground game in check while rolling up 34 points in a 34-7 victory over the host Rams on Saturday night at Bowman-Gray Stadium. Both teams now stand at 1-1.

Catawba capitalized on four WSSU turnovers, including scoring the first touchdown of the game when Trey Murray recovered a fumble in the end zone. After a punt by Caleb Berry was downed at the Ram one, Jahi Lineberger was bottled up in the end zone and Cris Page forced the fumble that Murray recovered to give the Catawba Indians a 7-0 edge.

The Indians added another score on the final play of the opening quarter when Reid Carlton hit a wide open Will Sweeper in the middle of the end zone from 14 yards out.

The Rams lone scoring drive came after Catawba failed on a fourth-down try at the WSSU 47. Emiere Scaife completed passes of 34 yards to William Walton and 21 yards to Kerrion Moore to eventually set up Moore’s four-yard scoring run.

Late in the half, Lee Brackman was just wide on what would have been a school-record tying 53-yard field goal, but the defense held WSSU for a quick three-and-out. After a short Ram punt, Carlton connected again with Sweeper, this time from 45 yards out, to make the score 20-7 at the break.

Catawba turned the ball over on three of its first four possessions of the second half, but the defense never let the Rams capitalize. Catawba would after Jeremy Addison forced a WSSU fumble and Robert Chery recovered at the Ram 19 on the final play of the quarter. Demonte Good got the score, running in from two yards out. Kenyatta Greene added the final score with his four-yard run with 7:21 to go.

Carlton finished 16-of-31 for 176 yards in the air for the Indians. Dre Dunbar and Chylon Thomas each had three catches, while both of Sweeper’s grabs went for scores. Greene led the ground corps with 44 yards.

WSSU ran for just 85 yards on the night. Moore had 57 yards on 12 carries, while Antwoin Pittman accounted for 59 yards. Rod Tinsley threw for 101 yards on 11-of-22 passing with Scaife going 8-of-15 for 79 yards. Chandler Belk led the receivers with four catches.

Cameron Davis had a huge game on defense for the Indians. He was in on 11 tackles with three of those on sacks. LJ Melvin also got in on a sack and made nine stops. Jordan Hemingway was part of two sacks. Page, Addison and Omar Staley forced fumbles, while Mike Miller had an interception.

Catawba plays host to UNC Pembroke for its home opener next Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be carried live locally on WAXN Channel 64 in Charlotte, N.C.

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Baseball @ Coker, noonVideoStats
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Softball @ Carson-Newman, 1:00VideoStats
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Baseball @ Coker, 3:00VideoStats


«March 2019»
March 1

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 11-6

March 2

Tennis (W) vs. JC SMITH 7-0

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-5

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 71-91

Softball @ North Georgia 0-11

Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 4-1

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 75-72

Softball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 7-6

March 3

Lacrosse (M) vs. WALSH 15-6

March 4

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)


Tennis (W) vs. Florida Southern 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. Edinboro 4-3

March 5

Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (SALISBURY CC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv. - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 12

Tennis (M) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 0-7

Tennis (W) vs. Palm Beach Atlantic 2-4

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 9-8

March 6

Tennis (M) vs. West Liberty 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. West Liberty 7-0

Lacrosse (M) vs. GROVE CITY 12-8

Baseball @ North Greenville 6-7

Basketball (W) @ Anderson (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 79-90

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 97-77

March 7

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 2-23

March 8

Softball @ Francis Marion 2-4

March 9

Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 14-7

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 1-0

Lacrosse (M) @ Newberry 11-8

Basketball (M) vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament Semifinals) 76-74

March 10

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 9-8

Baseball vs. ANDERSON 2-0

Basketball (M) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament Championship) 71-67

March 11

Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 1 (Stonebridge CC)

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-2

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-5

March 12

Golf (M) @ Hargett Memorial - Day 2 (Stonebridge CC) 7th of 9

Tennis (W) vs. COKER 7-0

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-3

Tennis (M) vs. COKER 5-2

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 5-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. WEST CHESTER 4-20

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-5

Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 11-3

March 14

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 1-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-0

Softball vs. BLOOMSBURG 3-4

March 15

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 1)

Track/Field @ Charlotte 49er Classic (Day 1)

March 16

Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Inv. (Day 2)

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5-2

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. COKER 18-8

Lacrosse (M) vs. COKER 12-6

Basketball (M) vs. UNC Pembroke (NCAA Southeast Regional) 80-61

March 17

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-2

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-5

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3-8

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 6-0

Basketball (M) @ Queens (NCAA Southeast Region Semifinal) 93-96

March 18

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 1 (Columbia CC)

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-22

March 19

Golf (M) @ North Greenville Inv. - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 1st of 9

Softball @ Queens 4-9

Softball @ Queens 1-2

Baseball @ Lander 9-0

March 20

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-6

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 11-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 13-9

March 22

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 5-2

Baseball @ Coker 13-12

March 23

Track/Field @ High Point VertKlasse Meet 

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 11 a.m.

Baseball @ Coker noon

Softball @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Softball @ Carson-Newman 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Coker 3 p.m.

March 25

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 1 (Greenwood CC)

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 1 (River Landing GC)

March 26

Golf (M) @ Bearcat Invitational - Day 2 (Greenwood CC)

Golf (W) @ Sunoco/Campbell Oil Inv. - Day 2 (River Landing GC)

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Mount Olive 4 p.m.

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5 p.m.

March 29

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 1)

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 6 p.m.

March 30

Track/Field @ Montreat Inv. (Day 2)

Lacrosse (M) @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.

Softball vs. ANDERSON 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.


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