Roach’s TD tosses help keep Catawba unbeaten

Published 5:20 am Monday, October 8, 2007

By Staff
By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Catawba quarterback Brad Roach threw for 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday’s 28-18 win over Newberry College.
The senior was 15-of-30 on the day. He had scoring tosses of 15 yards in the third quarter and 2 yards in the first. Roach also picked up 13 yards on three carries.
For the season, Roach is 77-of-128 (60.2 percent) for 1,179 yards. He’s thrown nine touchdowns and five interceptions.
On the ground, the former Williamston High School standout has rushed for 79 yards and three scores on 19 carries.
Roach and the 13th-ranked Indians (6-0, 2-0 South Atlantic) play at Carson-Newman in a 3 p.m. game next Saturday.
C.J. Wilson, a defensive end for the East Carolina Pirates, had four quarterback hurries and one tackle in Saturday’s 52-38 win over Central Florida.
For the season, Wilson, a former standout at Northside High School, has 20 tackles, including four sacks, four quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one blocked field goal.
The Pirates (2-3, 2-1 C-USA) play at UTEP at 9:05 p.m. next Saturday.
Trimane Goddard, a strong safety for the North Carolina Tar Heels, had three tackles and a forced fumble in Saturday’s 33-27 win over the Miami Hurricanes.
For the season, Goddard, a former standout at Roanoke High School, has 22 tackles, one interception, one sack and two forced fumbles.
Former Washington High School standout Jock Moore, a fullback, did not participate in the game.
The Heels (2-4, 1-2 ACC) play host to South Carolina in a 3:30 p.m. game next Saturday.
Jamaine Clemmons, a defensive lineman for the N.C. State Wolfpack, didn’t play in Saturday’s 27-10 loss to Florida State.
Clemmons, a former standout at Williamston High School, is out “indefinitely” with an ankle injury.
The Wolfpack (1-4, 0-3 ACC) returns to action Oct. 20 in a 4:30 p.m. game at East Carolina.
Gerald Lawrence, a linebacker and former standout at Washington High School, did not play for Elizabeth City in Saturday’s 21-10 win over Fayetteville State.
The Vikings (2-4, 2-1 CIAA) play at Virginia Union in a 1 p.m. game next Saturday.
Bryan Haywood, Davelle Whitney, Nigel Rodgers and the rest of the North Carolina Wesleyan Bishops were off on Saturday.
For the year, Haywood, a former standout at Southside High School, has 38 carries for 317 yards and three touchdowns, seven receptions for 47 yards and eight kickoff returns for 141 yards (17.6 average).
Whitney, a former teammate of Haywood’s at Southside, has a total of 15.5 tackles, an interception and a sack on the year.
Nigel Rodgers, a former standout at Washington High School and the starting free safety for the Bishops, has six tackles and one fumble recovery this season.
The Bishops (3-2, 2-0 USA South) return to action next Saturday in a 1 p.m. game at Averett University.
Greg Palmer and the Chowan Hawks were off on Saturday.
For the season, Palmer, a former standout at Northside High School, has 11 tackles, one sack, one pass deflection and one quarterback hurry.
The Hawks (1-5) return to action next Saturday in a 7 p.m. game at Coastal Carolina University.