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Defense, Special Teams Key Football's Fourth Quarter Rally

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SALISBURY, N.C -- Host Catawba scored five fourth-quarter touchdowns, overcoming a 30-21 deficit, to top Tusculum 55-37 in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The victory pushes Catawba to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the SAC. The Pioneers fall to 4-3 and 3-2.

Nasjzae Bryant opened the final quarter with his five-yard run at the 13:50 mark to cut the Tusculum lead to 30-28. Kenyatta Greene gave Catawba its first lead of the game as he followed that score with a 71-yard punt return and a 35-30 edge. It marked the first punt return score for the Indians since Cedric Squirewell in 2002.

Tusculum answered with a 18-yard pass from Tommy Pistone to Brian Burnett with 6:42 remaining, but Catawba added three scores in the final four minutes to grab the win. Two of the scores came on defense. Jeremy Addison scored on a 16-yard fumble return with four minutes remaining and Chris Thompson returned an interception 42 yards for a score with 2:07 left. Another interception led to a 33-yard run by Greene for the final margin.

Tusculum outgained Catawba by 100 yards, but the Indians cashed in on five Pioneer turnovers. Quarterback Ken Avent led Catawba in rushing for the second straight week, gaining 64 yards on 19 carries with two scores. He also threw for a score, completing 9-of-20 passes for 169 yards. Greene had three catches for 86 yards and run for 42 yards.

Pistone went 20-of-31 through the air for Tusculum with a pair of scores. Burnett had eight grabs for 90 yards. Lor’renzo Pratt ran for 85 yards and a score for the Pioneers. Maxwell Joseph added 84 yards and a touchdown.

After a scoreless first quarter, Tusculum got a 31-yard field goal from Joe Defatta and a one-yard interception return by Josh Forrest to go up 10-0. Avent pulled Catawba within 10-7 on a one-yard, but the Pioneers added scoring runs from Joseph and Pratt in the final 2:13 of the half to lead 23-7 at the break.

Avent’s 12-yard pass to Jourdan Osinskie and another one-yard run pulled the Indians within 23-21. Joseph caught a five-yard from Pistone in the final minute of the third quarter to give Tusculum its 30-21 edge, leading into the final wild quarter.

Catawba is at home again next weekend, hosting Limestone on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The game will be carried live locally on WAXN Channel 64 in Charlotte, N.C.

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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

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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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