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August 30, 2014

Catholic pulls away from Northwestern late

The Charlotte Catholic Cougars won their second game in impressive fashion under new coach Mike Brodowicz, this time beating the powerhouse Rock Hill Northwestern Trojans 45-28 Friday night at home.

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.

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.

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