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Football Falls at Wingate

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WINGATE, N.C -- Host Wingate capitalized on four Catawba interceptions in posting a 35-25 South Atlantic Conference football victory on Saturday night at Belk Stadium and Plyler Field. The Bulldogs turned three of those picks into scores, including Cal Hanford’s 52-yard return for a touchdown that made the score 21-7 in the second quarter. Wingate improves to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 1-5 and 0-3. 

Ken Avent did throw for 275 yards and three scores, while running for 105 yards on 14 carries. He completed 23-of-42 passes. Will Sweeper had four catches for 113 yards, including a pair of 38-yard touchdowns. Dre Dunbar had 89 yards on five catches.

Wingate’s Shaw Crocker tossed four scoring passes and went 12-of-18 through the air. J.T. Stokes had two touchdown catches among his five grabs for 56 yards. Nijere Peoples ran for 151 yards on 22 carries.

Catawba scored on its opening drive as Avent connected with Sweeper on his first 38-yard score. Wingate answered midway through the quarter as Crocker tossed a seven-yard pass to Bryan Mitchell. After the team’s traded interceptions to end the quarter, the Bulldogs took the lead on the first play of the second quarter on a 26-yard pass from Crocker to Mason Flint.

The Bulldogs added Hanford’s interception return midway through the second quarter then took a 28-7 lead on a seven-yard pass from Crocker to Stokes. Catawba drove inside the Wingate five late in the half and made it 28-10 at the break on a short field goal from Lee Brackman.

Neither team scored in the third quarter and Catawba trimmed the margin to 28-17 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter on Avent’s 37-yard pass to Dre Dunbar. Wingate came back to go up 35-17 on Crocker’s 24-yard pass to Stokes. Avent got a late scored with his second scoring pass to Sweeper and his two-point pass to Joseph Dress accounted for the final margin.

Jeremiah Ferguson and Mike Miller each had 13 tackles for Catawba. Two of Ferguson’s went for losses. Jeremy Addison and Caleb Allen recorded interceptions, while Cameron Davis and Jordan Hemingway each had two sacks.

Catawba is at home next weekend, hosting Tusculum at 1:30 p.m.

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1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

56
February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

9
February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

10
February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

11
February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

1415
February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

16
February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

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February 18

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

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

19
February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

20
February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 12-9

Basketball (W) @ Queens 65-50

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

22
February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

27
February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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