Offense shines early to take 54-32 win in Spring Game


Offense shines early to take 54-32 win in Spring Game
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - A great crowd of 1,500 on a perfect day witnessed the offense take a 54-32 win over the defense in Newberry College's annual Spring Game at historic Setzler Field on Saturday.

The modified scoring setup used in the past had some additions this season, as the offense was rewarded for chunk plays, with that unit picking up two points for each rush of over 15 yards and each pass completion over 20 yards.

Braxton Ivery scored the first touchdown of the day on a 10-yard quarterback keeper in the first quarter. The offense's second trip to the endzone came on an 18-yard touchdown completion from Sumner Cooler to Alexx Cooke.

After 25 straight points put up by the offense, the defense responded with 12 consecutive points on a Nate Sichali interception, two tackles for loss and three straight three-and-out series. Kinard Lisbon also picked off a pass broken up by Isaac Ferguson.

Cole Watson scored on a 15-yard touchdown reception from Raleigh Yeldell and Kevin Miller scored on a 2-yard touchdown carry which he had set up with a 32-yard carry. Jaquille Oden picked up consecutive points on a sack and a tackle for loss.

Big plays late in the fourth quarter punctuated a great day, as Darius Clark sprinted for an 83-yard touchdown reception from Cooler and the penultimate drive of the day was snuffed out on an interception by Craig Steedley.


2015 Spring Game Scoring Summary

Qtr

Tm

How Scored

Pts

Off

Def

1st

Off

Romelo Doctor 18 yd carry

2

2

0

 

Off

Kyle Clark 25 yd field goal

3

5

0

 

Off

Markell Castle 17 yd carry

2

7

0

 

Off

Braxton Ivery 10 yd TD carry (Joseph Foster PAT)

7

14

0

 

Off

Manny McCord 16 yd carry

2

16

0

 

Off

Alexx Cooke 18 yd TD rec from Sumner Cooler (Clark PAT)

7

23

0

 

Off

Raleigh Yeldell 41 yd pass to Jalen Cook

2

25

0

 

Def

Nate Sichali INT of Yeldell

4

25

4

 

Def

Holbrook, Jackson TFL

1

25

5

 

Def

3-and-out

2

25

7

 

Def

TFL (poor snap)

1

25

8

2nd

Def

3-and-out

2

25

10

 

Def

3-and-out

2

25

12

 

Off

Castle 21 yd carry

2

27

12

 

Def

Kinard Lisbon INT (Isaac Ferguson PBU)

4

27

16

 

Def

TFL

1

27

17

 

Off

Cole Watson 15 yd TD rec from Yeldell (Foster PAT)

7

34

17

3rd

Def

Terrance Salley sack

2

34

19

 

Def

3-and-out

2

34

21

 

Off

Yeldell 29 yd pass to Troy Thompson

2

36

21

 

Off

Kevin Miller 32 yd carry

2

38

21

 

Off

Miller 2 yd TD carry (Clark PAT)

7

45

21

 

Def

Demarcus Brown TFL

1

45

22

 

Def

3-and-out

2

45

24

4th

Def

Jaquille Oden sack

2

45

26

 

Def

Oden TFL

1

45

27

 

Def

Henderson TFL

1

45

28

 

Off

Darius Clark 83 yd TD rec from Cooler (Foster PAT)

9

54

28

 

Def

Craig Steedley INT

4

54

32