Copper scores touchdown in Saints’ win

Published 9:04 am Monday, October 29, 2007

By By KEVIN TRAVIS, Sports Editor
Terrance Copper scored his first touchdown of the season in helping the New Orleans Saints beat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-10.
The recent Washington High School Walk of Fame inductee and former East Carolina University standout caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees in the second quarter of Sunday’s game in San Francisco.
It was Copper’s first score since hauling in a touchdown pass last season on Nov. 26 against the Atlanta Falcons. The touchdown was the fifth of Copper’s career.
He finished with two catches for 10 yards while adding a special teams tackle.
Copper has five catches for 39 yards this season.
In his career, Copper has 36 receptions for 513 yards and five scores.
Brad Roach threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns for Catawba in Saturday’s 45-20 win over Wingate.
Roach was 18-of-27 for 251 yards with two touchdowns, a 26-yarder to start the scoring in the first quarter and a 24-yarder in the fourth quarter to close the scoring, and an interception.
He also ran for 5 yards on six carries.
For the season, Roach is 155-of-262 (59.2 percent) for 2,224 yards. He’s thrown 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
On the ground, the former Williamston High School standout has rushed for 87 yards and three scores on 31 carries.
Roach and the Indians (8-1, 4-1 South Atlantic) play at Brevard in a 2 p.m. game next Saturday.
Bryan Haywood ran for 52 yards and a touchdown for N.C. Wesleyan in Saturday’s 42-32 win over Christopher Newport University.
Haywood, who scored on a 1-yard run, picked up the 52 yards on 14 carries. He also had one kickoff return for 30 yards.
For the year, Haywood, a former standout at Southside High School, has 77 carries for 616 yards and seven touchdowns, 10 receptions for 103 yards and a score, and 10 kickoff returns for 191 yards (19.1 average).
Davelle Whitney and Nigel Rodgers also played for the Bishops. Rodgers was credited with 1.5 tackles and Whitney with one tackle.
Whitney, a former teammate of Haywood’s at Southside, has a total of 23.5 tackles, two interceptions and a sack on the year.
Rodgers, a former standout at Washington High School, has 10 tackles and one fumble recovery this season.
The Bishops (6-2, 5-0 USA South) return to action next Saturday in a 1 p.m. game at home against Ferrum College.
C.J. Wilson, a defensive end for the East Carolina Pirates, had two tackles, two quarterback hurries and a sack in Saturday’s 41-6 win over UAB.
For the season, Wilson, a former standout at Northside High School, has 27 tackles, including five sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one blocked field goal and one blocked PAT.
The Pirates (5-4, 4-1 C-USA) play in a 2 p.m. game at Memphis next Saturday.
Trimane Goddard, a starting safety for the North Carolina Tar Heels, had seven tackles in Saturday’s 37-10 loss to Wake Forest.
For the season, Goddard, a safety and former standout at Roanoke High School, has 37 tackles, one interception, one sack and two forced fumbles.
Jock Moore, a fullback and former standout at Washington High School, has not compiled any stats to date.
The Heels (2-6, 1-1 ACC) play host to Maryland in a 3:45 p.m. game next Saturday.
Greg Palmer, a linebacker for the Chowan Hawks, played in Saturday’s 31-17 loss to Webber International University. Stats were not available on the game.
For the season, Palmer, a former standout at Northside High School, has 23 tackles, one sack, one pass deflection and two quarterback hurries.
The Hawks (1-8) travel to Clinton, S.C., to face Presbyterian College at 1:30 p.m. next Saturday.
Jamaine Clemmons, a defensive lineman for the N.C. State Wolfpack, did not record any stats in Saturday’s 29-24 win over Virginia.
Clemmons, a former standout at Williamston High School, has three tackles and one quarterback pressure this season.
The Wolfpack (3-5, 1-3 ACC) returns to action next Saturday in a noon game at Miami.
Gerald Lawrence, a linebacker and former standout at Washington High School, did not play for Elizabeth City in Saturday’s 14-7 loss to St. Pauls.
The Vikings (4-5, 4-2 CIAA) play host to Bowie State in 1 p.m. game next Saturday.
A handful of former area athletes are playing volleyball at Pitt Community College.
Former Williamston High School star Michelle Bracey has 140 kills, 57 blocks and 17 digs. Former Williamston teammate Lauren O’Neal has 31 kills and 13 blocks.
Three former Southside High School standouts also play for the Bulldogs. Augusta Johnson has 23 kills, 23 assists and 20 blocks. Danielle Jarman has come up with 21 kills, 25 digs and five blocks. Ashley Jones has 76 digs and 11 service aces.
The Bulldogs play host to Southeastern Community College in a 6 p.m. match Tuesday.
It’s the team’s last match before the start of the Region X Conference Tournament, which will be held Nov. 2-4 in Spartanburg, S.C.