Football Falls to West Georgia in Season Opener


SALISBURY, N.C. -- West Georgia scored twice in the final four minutes of the first half and iced the game with a pair of fourth-quarter scores as the 15th-ranked Wolves topped host Catawba 37-9 in football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. It marked the season opener for both teams.

Leading 10-3 after a quarter, Nasier Currie-Sadler intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards for a score to put West Georgia up 17-3. After Catawba failed on a fake punt, the Wolves cashed in on a 30-yard drive with Chauncey Williams scoring from four-yards out with just 23 second remaining before the break.

Kendall Davis, starting for the injured Ken Avent III, threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Chylon Thomas to bring the Indians within 23-9 at the 2:35 mark of the third quarter. West Georgia answered that drive on a five-yard run by Willie Candler then added a final score on a 48-yard run by Eric Swinney with 40 seconds to play.

The Wolves out-gained Catawba 399-248 in total yards and benefited from two turnovers while not committing a turnover on offense. Candler went 22-of-34 through the air for 220 yards. Swinney led the ground attack with 62 yards, while John Hurst caught five passes for 81 yards.

Davis was 5-of-11 for 92 yards and a touchdown. Thomas made three grabs for 83 yards. Demonte Good picked up 45 yards on the ground and Nasjzae Bryant added another 41. Freshman Clayton Crile hit on a 45-yard field goal and had one punt of 52 yards. Cris Page broke up four passes, while Jeremiah Ferguson, John Oxce and LJ Melvin were in on sacks.

Catawba travels to Winston-Salem State next Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff with the Rams.

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«September 2019»
September 7

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 1) 

Cross Country in FLEET FEET INVITE (Salisbury Community Park) W-2nd;M-2nd

Football vs. WEST GEORGIA 9-37

Soccer (W) @ Lynn 4-1

Soccer (M) @ Barton 2-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Invitational (Day 2) 

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 7 p.m.

September 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 1) - (Cobbs Glen GC)

September 10

Golf (M) @ Anderson Invitational - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC) 5th of 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Invitational (Day 2) - (Cobbs Glen GC) 2nd of 9

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-3

September 11

Soccer (W) @ Francis Marion 2-1

Soccer (M) @ North Greenville 4-0

September 13

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 0-3

September 14

Football @ Winston-Salem State 21-14

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 3-0

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

September 17

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 18

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-4

September 20

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Tournament 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-1

September 21

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede (Wingate Univ.) M-4th;W-7th

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 5 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 7:30 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Invitational - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 23

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Invitational - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Soccer (W) @ Columbus State 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball @ UVA-Wise 7 p.m.

September 28

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 2)

Cross Country @ Hagen Stone Invite (Hagen-Stone Park)

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 1 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 3 p.m.

Football vs. WINGATE 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ Southeast ITA Championships (Day 3)


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