|November 13, 2010||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|NEW||FG||12:07||Britt Blackmon 39 Yd|
|WU||TD||09:29||D. Ellington 42 Yd Pass From C. Haffly (RP Lopez kick)|
|WU||TD||02:20||D. Ellington 22 Yd Pass From C. Haffly (RP Lopez kick)|
|NEW||TD||02:05||Kamaal McIlwain (Britt Blackmon kick)|
|WU||TD||14:47||P. Floyd 11 Yd Pass From C. Haffly (RP Lopez kick)|
|NEW||FG||05:14||Britt Blackmon 33 Yd|
|WU||TD||00:46||P. Floyd 15 Yd Pass From C. Haffly (RP Lopez kick)|
|WU||TD||14:31||N. Woods 75 Yd Run (RP Lopez kick)|
|WU||TD||07:14||D. Ellington 41 Yd Pass From C. Haffly (RP Lopez kick)|
|NEW||TD||04:41||Parker Hite 6 Yd Run (Britt Blackmon missed kick)|
|NEW||TD||14:12||Parker Hite 1 Yd Run (Britt Blackmon kick)|
|WU||TD||10:08||N. Woods 12 Yd Run (RP Lopez kick)|
|NEW||TD||07:10||David Pressley 23 Yd Pass From Parker Hite (Britt Blackmon kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||WU||NEW|
|3rd Down Conversions||8-13||6-10|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||0-0|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||285 (19-31)||307 (21-35)|
|Rushing (Att)||269 (46)||63 (21)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry senior wide receiver David Pressley set a new school mark for receiving yards in a season, but five touchdown passes from Wingate quarterback Cody Haffly and four interceptions thrown by Newberry quarterbacks gave the visiting Bulldogs a 49-33 win at Setzler Field in the regular season finale Saturday.
Newberry ends its season at 4-6 overall and 3-4 in South Atlantic Conference play, while Wingate earned its first-ever outright SAC title at 8-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play. Wingate now awaits the announcement of the NCAA Division II palyoff field on Sunday afternoon.
Pressley (Anderson, S.C.) caught 12 passes for a career high 183 yards and a touchdown to wrap up his stellar career. He completed the best season by a Newberry receiver with a school record 86 catches for 1,117 yards and 11 touchdowns. Pressley is the first Newberry receiver to break the 1,000-yard mark in a season, as the record was previously held by Tymere Zimmerman with 977 yards in 2004. The 1,117 yards this year is the sixth-most in a season in the 35-year history of the South Atlantic Conference.
Newberry quarterback Parker Hite (Ninety Six, S.C.) completed 18-of-28 passes for a career-high 266 yards with a touchdown and also rushed for two touchdowns. Cornerback Kamaal McIlwain returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Brian Spencer (Columbia, S.C.) blocked his third punt of the season.
Wingate quarterback Cody Haffly (Locust Grove, Ga.) led the Bulldogs to a stellar offensive performance, completeing 19-of-31 passes for 285 yards and five touchdowns. Nelson Woods (Charlotte, N.C.) had 26 carries for 181 yards and two scores. Delric Ellington (Charlotte, N.C.) had 10 receptions for 173 yards and three touchdowns. Perry Floyd (Gastonia, N.C.) had four receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns.
Newberry opened the scoring on its first drive of the game but with fewer points than initially expected. A wide receiver pass from Taniel Massey (Lancaster, S.C.) to Darien Crawford (Aiken, S.C.) was wiped off of the board due to a penalty, forcing the Wolves to settle for a 39-yard field goal from Britt Blackmon (Kershaw, S.C.).
The Bulldogs responded with a 7-play, 76-yard drive capped with a 42-yard touchdown pass from Haffly to Ellington. After a Newberry three-and-out, Haffly Ellington connected on another score, this time from 22 yards out, to make it 14-3.
McIlwain would not let the Bulldogs completely steal the momentum though, returning a short kickoff 80 yards for a score to make it 14-10 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Bulldogs scored again on their next drive on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Haffly to Floyd to make it 21-10.
A short kick and a couple of passing plays put Newberry inside the Wingate 30, but Hite's pass on first down was picked off by Terrence Stephens (Queen Creek, Ariz.) to snuff out the opportunity. Newberry All-American safety Ron Parker (St. Helena Island, S.C.) forced a fumble on the next drive which Newberry thought it had recovered, but a Wolves player had his foot out of bounds when he fell on the ball, allowing the Bulldogs to retain possession, but Newberry forced a punt later in the drive.
Eleven plays and 72 yards later, the Wolves cut the score down to one possession on a 33-yard Blackmon field goal. The score was Blackmon's 10th field goal of the season, tying him for third in school history for a year.
Newberry forced Wingate to punt again on the next drive, but Hite's pass was intercepted on the first play of the ensuing drive. Just five plays later, Haffly connected with Floyd for a 15-yard touchdown to make it a 28-13 game.
Another Wingate interception set the Bulldogs up to score, but RP Lopez (Lakeland, Fla.) missed a 32-yard field goal attempt as time expired. The miss was Lopez' first of the season and made the halftime score 28-13.
The Bulldogs struck quickly in the third quarter, as Woods scampered for a 75-yard touchdown on the second play of the half to make it a 35-13 game.
Newberry drove down the field well with Massey at the helm, but his pass on the sixth play of the drive was intercepted by Robert Fletcher (Lancaster, S.C.) at the goal line. The Bulldogs started the drive at their own 9-yardline and marched methodically downfield before going for the big play, when Haffly found Ellington for a 41-yard touchdown to make it 42-13.
The Wolves responded on offense, trekking 66 yards in seven plays, with Hite making it a 42-19 game after a 6-yard touchdown carry. Wingate was forced to punt on its next drive, and Spencer's block gave the Wolves a chance to start at their own 20 instead of the shadow of their own goalposts. A 9-play, 78-yard drive spanned into the third quarter, and Hite's quarterback sneak from one yard out made it a 42-26 game.
Wingate was not comfortable with the 16-point lead, and a 9-play, 66-yard drive ended with Woods' 12-yard touchdown carry to extend the lead to 49-26.
Pressley's big day was capped off with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Hite to wrap up a career day and make the final score 49-33.
Wingate outgained Newberry, 554-370, and forced four interceptions while giving away none. The Bulldog offense was balanced, with 269 yards on the ground and 285 yards through the air, while the Wolves gained 307 yards through the air. Wingate racked up 29 first downs to Newberry's 19 and the Bulldogs had a 13 minute advantage in possession, holding onto the ball for 36:46 to Newberry's 23:14.
Apollo Stretch (Columbia, S.C.) led all tacklers with 14 stops, while Parker and Arterio Arnold (Greenville, S.C.) each had eight stops.