Football

Football cruises to 59-0 win over North Greenville

TAYLORS, SC -- Catawba scored on five of its eight first-half possessions as the Indians, ranked fourth in the AFCA Coaches Poll, rolled over host North Greenville 59-0 in football action on Saturday afternoon at Eastside High School Stadium. The win improves Catawba to 7-0 overall and gives the Indians a 23-game regular-season win streak. The Crusaders fall to 0-8. After being forced to punt on its initial possession, Catawba rolled 62 yards, taking the lead on Luke Samples'(Elkin, NC) six-yard run at the 7:13 mark of the opening quarter. Anthony Coulson (Kernersville, NC) ran in from 19 yards out for a 14-0 lead, then Tony Hawkins (Fayetteville, NC) closed out the first quarter scoring, plunging in from two-yards out with nine ticks left. It was more of the same in the second period. Four minutes in, Samples ended his day after a five-yard scoring pass to Arnold Gaither (Turnersburg, NC). The freshman threw for 119 yards on 8-of-9 passing. He ran for one score and threw for another. After Hawkins fumbled into the end zone to end a potential scoring drive, the defensive unit chipped in as James McDowell (Forest City, NC) picked up a fumble and rumbled nine yards for a score. Red-shirt freshman Mark Melvin (Whiteville, NC) capped the first half scoring with a one-year run with 2:33 left in the half. For the game, Catawba rolled up 489 yards offense, with 344 coming on the ground. Rodney Wallace (Bamberg, SC) led the way with 70 yards on seven carries. Hawkins had 64, while Melvin added 62. Nick Means (Thomasville, NC) led the receivers with three catches for 60 yards. The defense held the Crusaders to just 49 yards and two first downs for the game. North Greenville managed just 12 yards on the ground, fumbled twice and threw an interception. Box Score (Final) Catawba vs. North Greenville (10-20-01 at Taylors, SC) Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score ----------------- -- -- -- -- ----- Catawba Indians (7-0) ..... 21 21 3 14 - 59 North Greenville (0-8) ..... 0 0 0 0 - 0 Scoring Summary: 1st quarter 07:13 CAT - Luke Samples 6 run (Matt Gross kick) 04:16 CAT - Anthony Coulson 19 run (Gross kick) 00:09 CAT - Tony Hawkins 2 run (Gross kick) 2nd quarter 11:03 CAT - Arnold Gaither 5 pass from Samples (Gross kick) 06:31 CAT - James McDowell 9 fumble return (Gross kick) 02:33 CAT - Mark Melvin 1 run (Gross kick) 3rd quarter 07:21 CAT - Gross 22 FG 4th quarter 14:05 CAT - T.J. Lawson 8 run (Gross kick) 07:03 CAT - J.W. Petty 7 run (Gross kick) ................................ CAT NGC FIRST DOWNS................... 33 2 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 60-344 29-12 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 145 37 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 15-12-0 14-8-1 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 75-489 43-49 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 1-9 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 4-31 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 1-7 8-96 Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-28 0-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 2-46.0 10-31.5 Fumbles-Lost.................. 3-1 4-2 Penalties-Yards............... 9-58 9-84 Possession Time............... 33:19 26:41 Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-9 1-10 RUSHING: Catawba - Rodney Wallace 7-70; Tony Hawkins 8-64; Mark Melvin 10-62; Devan Hedrick 8-54; J.W. Petty 8-38; T.J. Lawson 7-27; Anthony Coulson 2-21; Marcus Bland 1-10; Isreal Gill 2-6; Glen Lloyd 1-4; Scott Sensing 1-minus 1; Antwaun Hillary 1-minus 2; Luke Samples 2-minus 4; TM 2-minus 5. North Greenville - Eudell Foster 6-13; Matt Lucas 3-6; TM 1-1; Tim Houck 3-minus 2; Devon Wilson 12-minus 2; Zac Wood 4-minus 4. PASSING: Catawba - Luke Samples 8-9-0-119; Antwaun Hillary 3-4-0-29; Scott Sensing 1-2-0-minus 3. North Greenville - Matt Lucas 7-10-0-14; Devon Wilson 1-4-1-23. RECEIVING: Catawba - Nick Means 3-60; Cedric Squirewell 3-53; Bret Brown 1-18; Derrick Stokes 1-7; Arnold Gaither 1-5; Brad Cline 1-4; O.J. Lennon 1-1; Brian Flynn 1-minus 3. North Greenville - Chris Becks 2-23; Clay Wiles 2-7; Tim Houck 1-8; Eudell Foster 1-1; Devon Wilson 1-1; Vito Williams 1-minus 3. INTERCEPTIONS: Catawba - Dustin Cox 1-28. North Greenville - None. FUMBLES: Catawba - Tony Hawkins 1-1; Scott Sensing 1-0; Brad McCrary 1-0. North Greenville - TM 1-1; Zac Wood 1-1; Devon Wilson 1-0; James Davis 1-0. Stadium: Eastside High Attendance: 1,100 Kickoff time: 1:30 End of Game: 4:10 Total elapsed time: 2:40 Officials: Temperature: 84 Wind: Light Weather: Sunny Catawba ranked #4 in AFCA Division II poll. Catawba wins its 23rd straight regular season game. #######

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