Defense steps up in second scrimmage
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College Wolves held their second scrimmage of the preseason at Setzler Field on Wednesday. After a sub-par performance in the first scrimmage on Saturday, the defense stepped up its performance for Wednesday's scrimmage.

The second offense got the majority of the snaps on the day and started off with a session where the offense started at its own 20-yardline. The defense forced a three-and-out on the first series, but the offense responded with three straight third down conversions on the ensuing drive. The defense bore down in the redzone and Kelton Hall (Kinards, S.C.) sacked quarterback Parker Hite (Ninety Six, S.C.) on third down. Kicker Britt Blackmon (Kershaw, S.C.) made good on a field goal attempt to end the drive. The third team offense was limited to a 30-yard field goal by Nick Kinney (Goose Creek, S.C.) after a 50-yard pass from W.T. Murden (West Columbia, S.C.) to Jacob Brown (Dacula, Ga.) in the 80-yard session.

With a 50-yard field the defense ended three straight drives by the second offense with big plays, including a pass breakup by Lielvin Whitlock (Rock Hill, S.C.), a sack of the quarterback and an interception by Robert Cherry (Columbia, S.C.). The third team offense was able to put together a nine-play touchdown drive with two long pass plays from Murden to Jason Livingston (Conway, S.C.) and Jacob Brown. Wes Brown (John's Island, S.C.) scored from seven yards out to wrap up the drive.

Brandon McCall (Sumter, S.C.) forced a fumble which was recovered by Josh Moseley (Newberry, S.C.) on the first play of the 20-yard session. The second offense recovered and scored touchdowns on the next two series on a screen pass from Hite to Treginald Wilson (Mayesville, S.C.) and a short touchdown run by Mario Carter (Irmo, S.C.). Terrence Wilson (Mayesville, S.C.) scored a 10-yard rushing touchdown for the offense in the 20-yard session.

The team will have its final preseason scrimmage on Saturday in preparation for the September 4 season opener against Livingstone.