February 5, 2019
Football Announces 2019 Schedule
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College has released its 2019 football schedule. It was announced by Larry Leckonby, Director of Athletics, on Tuesday. The slate will feature five home contests and a first-ever meeting with UVA-Wise, the newest member of the South Atlantic Conference.
Catawba will make its home debut in the season opener against West Georgia. It marks the fourth time in five years that the teams will meet to begin the season. The Indians are looking for their first win over the Wolves since a playoff victory in 2000.
After a pair of road games at Winston-Salem State and UNC Pembroke, Catawba will return home to face Wingate for its SAC opener on September 28. That match-up will come during Family Weekend and is the only scheduled home night game of the season. The contest will feature a post-game fireworks show.
Two more league road games follow at Limestone and Carson-Newman before home contests versus Newberry and Mars Hill. Mars Hill will be the Indians’ Homecoming opponent. The road schedule wraps up the following two weeks at Tusculum and UVA-Wise. UVA-Wise begins as a league member in the fall of 2019.
The regular season is capped on November 16 with a home match-up with defending SAC Champion, Lenoir-Rhyne. The game anchors Hall of Fame weekend festivities. The NCAA II playoffs will start on November 23 at the site of the higher-seeded teams.
Kickoff times for away contests will be set at a later date.
2019 Football Schedule
DATE OPPONENT (SITE)
SEPT. 7 – WEST GEORGIA (SALISBURY)
Sept. 14 - at Winston-Salem State (Winston-Salem,NC)
Sept. 21 – at UNC Pembroke (Pembroke,NC)
SEPT. 28 - WINGATE* (FW) (SALISBURY)
Oct. 5 - at Limestone* (Gaffney,SC)
Oct. 12 - at Carson-Newman* (Jefferson City,TN)
OCT. 19 – NEWBERRY* (SALISBURY)
OCT. 26 – MARS HILL* (HC) (SALISBURY)
Nov. 2 - at Tusculum* (Greeneville,TN)
Nov. 9 - at UVA-Wise* (Wise,VA)
NOV. 16 – LENOIR-RHYNE* (HOF) (SALISBURY)
BOLD CAPS DENOTE HOME GAMES
* Denotes South Atlantic Conference games
(FW) Denotes Family Weekend
(HC) Denotes Homecoming Weekend
(HOF) Denotes Hall of Fame Weekend
|No events scheduled until September 5|