NEWBERRY, SC – Newberry freshman DeShon Rodell (Allendale, S.C.) rushed for 187 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown in the Scarlet’s 33-31 win over Gray in the 2003 Spring Game for Newberry College Football
Scarlet also saw transfer quarterback Mazi Drummond (Greer, S.C) run for 68 yards, including scores of 28 and five yards on the day in the contest.
The game was the last scrimmage of the season for the Indians under new head coach Zak Willis and his new staff.
Gray was spotted 28 points to start, and the Scarlett offense caught up in the early parts of the third quarter.
Rodell ran for a 60-yard touchdown on the first drive of the game and added a 40-yard run on the last play of the first quarter to help Scarlett get back in the game.
Justin Freeman (Pelion, S.C.) nailed two filed goals, of 42 and 27 yards in length, the latter putting Gray up 31-30 in the third quarter.
Sophomore kicker Brian Moseley (Rock Hill, S.C.) hit the game-winner, a 37-yard field goal with 5:07 remaining in the contest. It finished a 13-play, 62-yard drive, taking 5:57 seconds off the clock.
Defensively, Senior Shawn Wilson (Greenville, S.C.) had six tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss. Junior linebacker Charlie Miller (Camden, S.C.) had a tackle and the game’s only interception, a 20-yard return to set-up a Drummond touchdown four plays later when Scarlett pulled to within 28-20 in the second quarter.
Newberry’s returning starting quarterback Brian Shealy (Leesville, S.C.) threw for 122 yards on 13-of-23 passing and a touchdown on the afternoon.
Newberry hosts North Greenville College on September 13, 2003 in the Indians home opener this fall at 7 p.m. The entire Newberry football schedule is located on the Internet home for the Indians, www.newberry.edu/athletics.
SCORE (by Quarter) 1 2 3 4 Final
Grey 28 0 3 0 31
Scarlet 13 10 7 3 33