September 05, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry0177731
Florida Tech7714028
Scoring
1st Quarter
FITTD07:55Kenny Johnston 12 Yd Pass From Mark Cato (Drake Hillman kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYFG14:57Kyle Clark 21 Yd
FITTD12:20Trevor Sand 74 Yd Run (Drake Hillman kick)
NBYTD03:30Raleigh Yeldell 9 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)
NBYTD01:39Braxton Ivery 6 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)
3rd Quarter
FITTD11:49Kenny Johnston 14 Yd Pass From Sean Ashley (Drake Hillman kick)
NBYTD09:28Jalen Cook 26 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Kyle Clark kick)
FITTD05:19Kenny Johnston 28 Yd Pass From Sean Ashley (Drake Hillman kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD00:34Raleigh Yeldell 7 Yd Run (Kyle Clark kick)
Stats at a GlanceNBYFIT
1st Downs2224
3rd Down Conversions7-1512-18
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Passing (Comp-Att)175 (17-32) 279 (25-39)
Rushing (Att)318 (43) 171 (37)
Total Yards493450
Penalties9-11213-93
Turnovers12
Fumbles Lost11
Interceptions01
Possession30:1929:41
Newberry kicks off 2015 in Sunshine State at Florida Tech


Newberry kicks off 2015 in Sunshine State at Florida Tech
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College football team looks to kick off the 2015 season in style, as the Wolves travel to take on the Panthers of Florida Tech in both team's season opener.

WHO: Newberry College at Florida Institute of Technology
WHERE: Florida Tech Panther Stadium on the campus of Palm Bay Magnet HS in Melbourne, Fla.
WHEN: 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 5
RECORDS: Newberry was 5-6 overall in 2014, with a 3-4 South Atlantic Conference record. Florida Tech was 6-5 last year, with a 3-4 record in the Gulf South Conference
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE VIDEO and STATS: http://www.FloridaTechSports.com

NEWS AND NOTES
• The Newberry College Wolves kick off their 103rd season of intercollegiate football with their first-ever trip to Florida Tech to take on the Panthers in their third season.
• This is game number 992 for the scarlet and gray. Newberry has a 409-545-36 record.
• Newberry and FIT met up in the second game of the 2013 season, with Newberry edging the Panthers by a 23-19 count on the way to the NCAA Division II playoffs.
• The Wolves are coming off of a 5-6 season in 2014, but are picked to finish third in the South Atlantic Conference this season.
• FIT had its first-ever winning season at 6-5 last year. The Panthers are picked to finish in fifth place in the ultra-competitive Gulf South Conference.
• This is one of 10 in-region contests for Newberry in 2015. The Jacksonville game will not affect Newberry’s NCAA Division II playoff chances. Newberry’s two other non-conference Division II games - North Greenville (Sept. 19) and Limestone (Nov. 7) - are also in Super Region II, which consists of the South Atlantic Conference, Gulf South Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, along with Limestone, North Greenville and UNC Pembroke.
• The NCAA has expanded the playoff field for Division II football in 2015, with seven teams from each of the four Super Regions qualifying for the playoffs for a total of 28 qualifying teams.
• The Wolves have the luxury of the entire starting offensive line returning: Stephen Nance (Rock Hill/Northwestern) at left tackle, Bobby McNeil (Huger/Timberland) at left guard, Casey Baldwin (Seneca) at center, Hayden Wilks (Chesterfield) at right guard and Landon Martin (Pelzer/Palmetto) at right tackle.
• Junior signal caller Raleigh Yeldell (Johnston/Strom Thurmond) enters his first season as the designated starter. He has started games as a redshirt freshman and sophomore. Junior Zach Blair (Lyman/Byrnes) is also expected to see action.

ORDER OF THE GRAY STRIPE
• The Order of the Gray Stripe is the Wolves’ football team’s honor council, which can expand when called upon by the coaching staff. These players will also be the pool from which the game-by-game captains are chosen.
• These players will be easily identifiable on the field of play, as they will be the only players on the team with a GRAY STRIPE down the center of their helmet.

No.

Player

Pos.

Yr.

Hometown/High School

1

Ryan Barnwell

RB

Sr.

Goose Creek/Stratford

10

Zach Blair

QB

Jr.

Lyman/Byrnes

19

Cole Watson

WR

Jr.

Conway

20

Kevin Miller

RB

Sr.

Lexington

25

Devine Kelly

DB

Sr.

St. George/Woodland

51

Evan Sobocinski

OL

Sr.

Lexington

71

Stephen Nance

OL

Sr.

Rock Hill/Northwestern

75

Landon Martin

OL

Sr.

Pelzer/Palmetto

THE THREE STRIPES
• Newberry College signed on with renowned athletic gear provider adidas to be the official outfitter for the Wolves’ 19-sport athletic department, beginning with the 2015-16 academic year.
• The football team will sport all new adidas uniforms this year, with three color options for both top and bottom - scarlet, gray and white.
• Each week’s uniform combination will be announced on the morning of the game via the Wolves’ Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

CLARK NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
• Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark has been named a second team preseason All-American by D2Football.com.
• Clark, a senior from Beaufort HS, was a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection in both 2013 and 2014 and earned ECAC Division II All-Star honors last year. He was named DAKTRONICS second team all-Southeast Region in 2013 and 2014 and earned third team all-region honors from the Beyond Sports Network in 2014.
• He led the league and earned the SAC Statistical Championship with a 39.3 yards per punt average on 54 punts. His 64-yard punt against Lenoir-Rhyne was the longest punt in the conference this season. Clark had seven punts over 50 yards and 30 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yardline, while no other punter in the Super Region had more than 22 punts inside the opponents’ 20.

10 WOLVES ON PRESEASON ALL-SAC TEAM
• Newberry has 10 total preseason all-SAC honorees (four first team, six second team) to rank behind only preseason favorites Lenoir-Rhyne.
• Representing the scarlet and gray on the first team are offensive lineman Stephen Nance (Rock Hill, S.C.), defensive lineman Alstevis Squirewell (Great Falls, S.C.), linebacker Taylor McDonnell (Bluffton, S.C.) and punter Kyle Clark (Beaufort, S.C.).
• Newberry’s contingent on the second team includes running back Romelo Doctor (Summerville, S.C.), offensive lineman Hayden Wilks (Chesterfield, S.C.), tight end Zach Edmunds (Springfield, Va.), long snapper Andrew Smith (Savannah, Ga.), defensive lineman Jalen Hunter (Seneca, S.C.) and defensive back Arnez Gray (Greenwood, S.C.).

NEWBERRY vs. THE GULF SOUTH
• Newberry will play its 14th game against the Gulf South Conference in football action with this game against FIT.
• The scarlet and gray are 4-9 all-time against the GSC, with one win coming against Tech in 2013.

Team

Record

Florida Tech

1-0

Jacksonville State

0-1

North Alabama

0-2

Shorter

1-0

Valdosta State

1-3

West Alabama

0-1

West Georgia

1-2

THE SOUTH’S LONGEST-RUNNING BROADCAST
• Newberry College is extremely pleased to have one of the longest running media affiliations in the nation with hometown broadcaster WKDK-AM 1240.
• WKDK has broadcast the scarlet and gray since the station’s inception in October 1946, marking the 69th year of Newberry football on the airwaves
  Play-by-play man Jimmie Coggins is a 1974 graduate of Newberry College and is in his 33rd season of broadcasting the scarlet and gray
• Coggins is the longest tenured active broadcaster in the South Atlantic Conference, with 16 years more experience than his nearest competition (Brian Stayton, Tusculum, 17th season).
• Coggins was inducted into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame in August 2013.

NEWBERRY IN THE NFL
• Newberry College is one of the most represented Division II schools in the NFL, with three former players currently on active rosters.
• Former Newberry receiver and NFL tight end Brandon Bostick was waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. We are monitoring the transaction wire, hoping Brandon re-signs with another club prior to this game.
Ron Parker signed a five-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in the off-season which is reportedly worth a total of $30 million. He is listed as a starter at strong safety for the Chiefs. His nine tackles in the Chiefs’ first three preseason games ranks third on the team.
Corey Washington is entering his second season with the New York Giants at wide receiver. He is listed as a backup to Reuben Randle on the current depth chart, and is projected to make the Giants’ 53-man roster for the second straight year. He has three receptions for 25 yards in the Giants’ first three preseason contests.
Edmond Robinson was Newberry’s first NFL Draft pick in 42 years when he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round with the 232nd pick of the draft. In the Vikings’ first four preseason games, he has eight solo tackles, which ranks sixth on the team. He has also had a tackle for loss in each of the Vikings’ last two preseason games.
• The NFL deadline to cut rosters to 53 players is 4 p.m. ET this Saturday.

Newberry in the NFL - Preseason Week Four
Thursday, September 3
7:30 p.m. - New York Giants at New England
8 p.m. - Kansas City at St. Louis
8 p.m. - Minnesota at Tennessee

On This Day in Newberry Football history (2-3) :
• 1981 - In the season opener, the Indians convert four Davidson turnovers into late touchdowns on the way to a 32-7 home victory
• 1987 - Mike Hiller kicked a 48-yard field goal for the Indians but that was all the offense they could manage in 27-3 home loss to Jacksonville State
• 1992 - Newberry held a 10-7 lead on Division I-AA South Carolina State at Setzler Field, but the Bulldogs ran away to hand the Indians a 42-17 loss
• 1998 - Behind a stellar rushing performance by AFCA Good Works Team member Vic Gilmore, Newberry handles North Greenville for a 31-13 home win
• 2009 - Newberry was within four points of Division I-FCS Austin Peay in the final five minutes, but turnovers sent the scarlet and gray to the losers’ column with a 34-23 loss in Clarksville, Tenn. Future NFL safety Ron Parker had 14 tackles and an interception in the game.