• 66°

DURHAM — Livingstone dropped a 45-21 decision to Shaw Saturday at Durham County Stadium in its third-straight defeat.
After the Blue Bears (2-5, 1-3) scored the first points, Shaw hammered off 31 in a row and outgained LC 498-298 in total offense. Shaw (4-3, 2-2) also forced six sacks and three interceptions.
“What it came down to was Shaw’s a program that’s been together longer than we have,” Livingstone coach Daryl Williams said. “We didn’t have the depth and strength to match those guys.”
Shaw scored a deflating touchdown with 13 seconds left in the first half and found the end zone on the first play of the second half to take command.
Shaw quarterback Quinshon Odom threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns, one of which started the second half.
LC starting quarterback Drew Powell completed 20 of 38 passes and scored three touchdowns, but threw two interceptions and had a nagging shoulder injury dampen his day as he left the game in the final minutes.
“He didn’t throw a ball all week,” Williams said. “The first ball he threw this week was in warmups today.”
Williams hopes for Powell to be ready for next week’s game against defending CIAA champion Winston-Salem State.
Shaw’s Marquise Grizzle ran for 161 yards, 74 of which came on a touchdown run with 5:57 left to put a bow on it.
“Outside of that one run, I felt like we held him in check,” Williams said.
Powell gave the Blue Bears a 7-0 lead on the opening possession with a 12-yard TD pass to Avery Collins.
West Rowan grad Isaiah Laster came on in relief and completed one of five passes with an interception.
Grizzle’s 12-yard TD run late in the first quarter gave Shaw a 10-7 lead, one it didn’t lose. Shaw compiled a 91-yard scoring drive at the end of the half that included a key fourth-and-seven conversion.
Odom found Ta’Juan Brown on a 50-yard touchdown pass to start the second half and Odom punched it in from a yard out to push Shaw’s lead to 31-7.
The Blue Bears answered with a touchdown throw from Powell to Jalen Hendricks to cap a nine-play, 75-yard possession. Early in the fourth quarter, Powell found Anthony Holland in the end zone to cut the deficit to 31-21.
But Shaw didn’t lie down. With 8:20 left, Odom tossed his third touchdown of the day to Brown to cap a 9-play, 51-yard drive. Grizzle’s TD came one possession later to cap the day.
Livingstone hosts WSSU next Saturday at 1 p.m.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18

Education

Shoutouts: Southern City Church awards educational gifts

Local

City to pave streets surrounding Bell Tower Green after park is constructed

Nation/World

Colonial Pipeline restarts operations days after major hack

Nation/World

Ohio’s million-dollar idea: Lottery prizes for vaccinations

Nation/World

GOP dumps defiant Trump critic Cheney from top House post

Nation/World

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

Coronavirus

Fluctuating COVID-19 death number back to 302 in Rowan County

Crime

Habitual felon sentenced to at least 8 years in prison

Kannapolis

City of Kannapolis to have bike rodeo Saturday

Crime

Two more charged for operating illegal gambling businesses

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham