Football

Carolinas roundup: Limestone’s 1st game is loss to Wingate

Wingate University’s defense accounted for two touchdowns Saturday afternoon and the visiting Bulldogs handed Limestone College a 38-10 setback in Limestone’s first-ever football game.

The contest pitted Wingate head coach Joe Reich, who has a 12-2 record in season-opening games, against his former defensive coordinator, Limestone head coach Bobby James.

The host Saints (0-1) stayed with Wingate (1-0) through a scoreless first quarter, but the Bulldogs built a 10-0 halftime lead on a 25-yard field goal by Patrick Smith of Hickory and an 8-yard touchdown run by Lawrence Pittman, a freshman from Charlotte’s Mallard Creek High School.

Wingate made it 17-0 when defensive end Steven Jacobs recovered a fumble in the Limestone end zone in the third quarter, and defensive back Brandon Hathaway scooped up a Saints’ fumble in the fourth quarter and ran 49 yards for a score.

Limestone’s first points came on a Jonathan Ray field goal in the third quarter, and the Saints got their first touchdown on a 1-yard run by DeAnthony Neal.

By quarters:

Wingate ... 0 ... 10 ... 7 ... 21 ... 38

Limestone ... 0 ... 0 ... 3 ... 7 ... 10

W – Patrick Smith 25 FG

W – Lawrence Pittman 8 run (Smith kick)

L – Jonathan Ray 33 FG

W – Steven Jacobs 12 fumble return (Smith kick)

W – Brandon Hathaway 49 fumble return (Smith kick)

L – DeAnthony Neal 1 run (Ray kick)

W – Mycah Gaylord 4 run (Smith kick)

W – Nestor Lantigua 6 run (Smith kick)

Att – 5,834 (at Gaffney, S.C.)

N.C. Central 34, Elizabeth City State 7

Andre Clark ran for three touchdowns as the Eagles evened their season record at 1-1 against the CIAA’s Vikings (0-1). Clark rushed 12 times for 91 yards and scored three times in the game’s first 17 minutes.

N.C. Central, which entertains the Charlotte 49ers next Saturday, was led by quarterback Quinn Billerman, who completed 19 of 29 passes for 165 yards. Anas Hasic caught seven of those passes for 121 yards.

By quarters:

Elizabeth City State ... 0 ... 7 ... 0 ... 0 ... 7

N.C. Central ... 14 ... 10 ... 10 ... 0 ... 34

NCCU – Andre Clark 6 run (Brandon McLaren kick)

NCCU – Clarke 10 run (McLaren kick)

NCCU – Clark 4 run (McLaren kick)

NCCU – McLaren 36 FG

ECS – Kenny King 1 run (Jeff Flores kick)

NCCU – McLaren 20 FG

NCCU – Hasic 59 pass from Quinn Billerman (McLaren kick)

Att – 7,705 (at Durham)

West Georgia 38, Mars Hill 26

Three of quarterback Dallas Dickey’s eight completed passes went for touchdowns, and the host Wolves (1-0) downed the Lions (0-1) of the South Atlantic Conference.

Dickey fired two scoring passes to Chris Terry and one to Shaq Hall on the final play of the first half. Meanwhile, Brandon Lucas rushed for 151 yards for the Wolves.

Mars Hill quarterback Trent Miller completed 20 of 39 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown, but he was intercepted twice. The Lions’ Jeremy Hughes caught eight passes, including one for a touchdown.

By quarters:

Mars Hill ... 3 ... 10 ... 13 ... 0 ... 26

West Georgia ... 7 ... 21 ... 3 ... 7 ... 38

MH – Tyler Stewart 20 FG

WG – Seth Hinsley 5 run (Hunter Heck kick)

WG – Chris Terry 11 pass from Dallas Dickey (kick failed)

MH – Dimitri Holmes 93 kickoff return (Stewart kick)

WG – Chris Terry 21 pass from Dickey (Heck kick)

MH – Stewart 41 FG

WG – Shaq Hall 48 pass from Dickey (Heck kick)

WG – Heck 32 FG

MH – Chris Leamon 88 fumble return (Stewart kick)

MH – Jeremy Hughes 27 pass from Miller (pass failed)

WG – D. Appling 39 run (Heck kick)

Att – 3,100 (at Carrollton, Ga.)

Indiana (Pa.) 41, St. Augustine’s 19

The host Crimson Hawks, ranked 20th nationally in Division II, built a 27-0 second-quarter lead and coasted past the CIAA’s Falcons in a season-opener for both teams. Chase Haslett threw two touchdown passes for Indiana (1-0).

St. Augustine’s (0-1) got touchdown runs from Jordan Turkvant, Tim McDonald and Reece Bradley, while safety Denzel Watkins of South Iredell High had a team-high 10 tackles.

By quarters:

St. Augustine ... 0 ... 7 ... 6 ... 6 ... 19

Indiana ... 20 ... 7 ... 7 ... 7 ... 41

I – Lista-Brinza 1 run (kick failed)

I – Drew Carswell 7 pass from Chase Haslett (Brett Ullman kick)

I – Nick Dubowski 13 pass from Haslett (Ullman kick)

I – Lista-Brinza 7 run (Ullman kick)

SA – Tyson McDonald 14 pass from A.J. Gilford (Michael Lima kick)

I – Izzy Green 11 run (Ullman kick)

SA – Reece Bradley fumble recovery in end zone (run failed)

I – Walt Pegues fumble recovery in end zone (Ullman kick)

SA – Jordan Turkvant 7 pass from Gilford (run failed)

Att – 4,059 (at Indiana, Pa.)

Methodist 36, Southern Virginia 21

Noah Shuler ran for three touchdowns and Anthony Radke scored two more as the host Monarchs (1-0) defeated Southern Virginia (0-1).

Methodist built a 26-0 lead in the second quarter, with Radke scoring on passes of 2 yards and 18 yards from Max Reber. Shuler’s scored on runs of 2, 10 and 2 yards. Southern Virginia had two long scoring passes from Mitch Stevenson to Kyler Harris, including one that covered 99 yards.

By quarters:

Southern Virginia ... 0 ... 7 ... 7 ... 7 ... 21

Methodist ... 20 ... 13 ... 3 ... 0 ... 36

Meth – Anthony Radke 2 pass from Max Reber (Nich McHugh kick)

Meth – Radke 18 pass from Reber (kick failed)

Meth – Noah Shuler 2 run (McHugh kick)

Meth – Shuler 10 run (kick failed)

SV – Jerry Washington 40 punt return (Kieren Phelps kick)

Meth – Shuler 2 run (McHugh kick)

SV – Kyler Harris 99 pass from Mitch Stevenson (Phelps kick)

Meth – McHugh 28 FG

SV – Harris 58 pass from Stevenson (Phelps kick)

Att – 1,282 (at Fayetteville)

Charleston Southern 16, Newberry 10

The Buccaneers’ defense shut down the visiting Wolves in the fourth quarter and hung on for the victory.

Charleston Southern (2-0), an FCS member of the Big South Conference, never pulled away from the Division II Wolves (0-1) and was ahead only 14-10 after Newberry scored on a long pass midway in the fourth quarter.

But on Newberry’s next possession, quarterback W.T. Murden was called for intentional grounding from his end zone, giving the Buccaneers a safety. Charleston Southern then stopped Newberry on its final series to wrap up the victory.

By quarters:

Newberry ... 3 ... 0 ... 0 ... 7 ... 10

Charleston Southern ... 7 ... 7 ... 0 ... 2 ... 16

CS – Jared Scotland 52 pass from Austin Brown (David Kennedy kick)

N – Kyle Clark 20 FG

CS – Kenny Dinkins 20 pass from Brown (Kennedy kick)

N – Jackson Swindler 62 pass from W.T. Murden (Clark kick)

CS – Safety

Att – unavailable (at Charleston).

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