Newberry's dramatic 28-25 victory over Presbyterian would normally be a great end to the regular season, as the meeting between the Indians and Blue Hose has been the season clincher for both squads since 1950. Due to effects from Hurricane Charley, the game against Webber International University was originally cancelled, then postponed to the end of the season.
The season concludes Saturday at Lake Wales, Fla., when the Indians and Warriors collide at Legion Field. WIU has a 5-4 record overall, going 0-2 against South Atlantic Conference schools to this point. Both teams have won against North Greenville and lost to Wingate; Newberry knocked off PC while Webber dropped a 28-0 decision in the season's second week.
With a win over Webber, Newberry would complete its most successful season since 1999 with a 5-6 record.
For those traveling to Saturday's contest, here are the directions to Legion Field:
Take I-26 to exit 169A (I-95 toward Savannah). This exit will be near Orangeburg.
On I-95, take exit 260B (I-4 toward Orlando). This exit will be near Daytona Beach.
On I-4, take exit 55 (Highway 27 south toward Haines City/Cypress Gardens).
Take Highway 27 south past Citrus World into Lake Wales. In town, make a left on Central Avenue. You’ll drive through the city’s business district until you come to a T-intersection at the lake. Turn left on Lakeshore Drive, and Legion Field will be on the left.
The total distance from Newberry is approximately 523 miles and the trip is estimated to take 8˝ hours.
For those unable to attend Saturday's contest, all the action will be made available via an audio internet broadcast right here at www.newberryindians.com.