Charlotte Catholic won its second gameunder new coach Mike Brodowicz, beating Northwestern, 45-28, Friday.
Charlotte Catholic forced five Northwestern turnovers including two interception which were returns for touchdown s by Alexander LaPiana and Alexander Gagnon. Ryan Miller caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Cougars.
Jaret Anderson ran for 139 yards on 20 carries for Catholic, including a 19-yard touchdown run. Colton Perry also ran for a one-yard touchdown and carried 12 times for 75 yards for the Cougars. Catholic place kicker Marco Baeza had a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Northwestern scored first when when quarterback Harper Woods found Dupree Hart for an 8-yard touchdown pass.
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Catholic scored the next two touchdowns: Perry’s one-yard plunge and a and 13-yard pass from John Walton to Miller.
Northwestern (0-2, 0-0)tied with a 71-yard, eight-play drive capped by a Julian Shockley five-yard run.
With the Northwestern driving late in the second quarter deep in Catholic territory, LaPiana intercepted Woods and ran rumbled 90 yards for a touchdown.
Catholic recovered a Trojans fumble on the second-half kickoff at the visitor’s 40, but couldn’t convert a fourth-and0one at Northwestern’s three-yard line. On the Trojans’ next possession, Michael White picked off a pass, taking it to Northwestern 23. The Trojans’ defense held with the Cougars settled for Baeza’s 38-yard field goal.
Leading 38-28 early in the fourth quarter, Catholic 70 yards in 15 plays culminating in Miller’s second touchdown catch of 25 yards/The consumed nearly eight minutes, with all but 25 yards coming on the ground.
Hart was the main offensive threat for Northwestern. The running back/quarterback rushed for 119 yards on 10 carries, caught an eight-yard touchdown pass and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass.