October 27, 2018
Avent's Five Touchdowns Paces Football Past Limestone
SALISBURY, N.C -- Catawba rolled up 628 yards of total offense, while quarterback Ken Avent III accounted for five touchdowns as the Catawba Indians posted a 43-6 win over visiting Limestone in South Atlantic Conference football action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. Catawba improves to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the SAC, while the Saints fall to 0-9 and 0-6.
Avent completed 18-of-26 passes for a career-high 360 yards and two scores, while rushing for 71 yards and three more touchdowns in the win. Kenyatta Greene tallied an even 100 yards on the ground with a score. Devonte Tanskley caught five passes for 162 yards and a TD.
For the second straight week, Catawba played a scoreless first quarter, but Avent got things going early in the second with a 10-yard run at the 13:50 mark. Greene scored from two-yards out midway through the period before Catawba eased out to a 24-0 half lead with a pair of scores in the final three minutes. Tanksley scored on a 53-yard catch and run before Lee Brackman capped the half on a 24-yard field goal.
Catawba put the game away in the third quarter. Avent hit Will Sweeper on a 28-yard score just two minutes into the half before Avent added a three-year run late in the frame for a 37-0 bulge. Avent scored his final touchdown on a seven-yard run with 9:30 left. Limestone got on the scoreboard with 6:36 remaining on a 48-yard pass from DJ Phillips to Cody Rau.
Limestone marched to the Catawba one on its first possession of the game, but after two plays lost a yard each, the Saints went for it on fourth down. A fumble on a handoff was recovered in the end zone by Catawba’s Ty Clawson to stop the drive. The Indians took the lead on its second drive of the game which was extended after a roughing the punter penalty on the Saints.
Mike Miller led Catawba’s defense with 11 tackles, including a pair for losses. Cameron Davis recorded a sack, while Jeremiah Ferguson intercepted a pass. The Saints were held to 301 yards on offense and just 48 on the ground.
Catawba travels to Newberry on Newberry next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff with the Wolves.
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