October 03, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Newberry0310013
Catawba307717
Scoring
1st Quarter
CATFG07:20C.Hollandsworth 19 Yd
2nd Quarter
NBYFG01:01Ryan Janssen 20 Yd
3rd Quarter
NBYFG08:20Ryan Janssen 25 Yd
NBYTD02:31Romelo Doctor 3 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
CATTD00:55K.West 16 Yd Pass From M.Sheehan (C.Hollandsworth kick)
4th Quarter
CATTD11:15C.Littlejohn 2 Yd Run (C.Hollandsworth kick)
Stats at a GlanceNBYCAT
1st Downs1812
3rd Down Conversions4-144-12
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Passing (Comp-Att)61 (7-14) 95 (7-12)
Rushing (Att)236 (52) 202 (40)
Total Yards297297
Penalties6-466-54
Turnovers00
Fumbles Lost00
Interceptions00
Possession32:5127:09
Wolves head to Catawba for conference duel this weekend


Wolves head to Catawba for conference duel this weekend
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY –The Newberry College Wolves hit the road for the first time since week one, visiting long-time rival Catawba College for a key South Atlantic Conference battle. Kickoff in Salisbury, N.C., is slated for 1:30 p.m. this Saturday.

WHO: Newberry College at Catawba College
WHERE: Catawba's Shuford Stadium in Salisbury, N.C.
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3
RECORDS: Newberry is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. Catawba is 2-2 overall and 1-1 SAC play.
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.GoCatawbaIndians.com
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.GoCatawbaIndians.com
WEATHER FORECAST: High of 66 degrees, mostly cloudy with a 75 percent chance of storms. Reports are predicting high chances of storms throughout various portions of the day.

NEWS AND NOTES
• This is game number 995 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 412-546-36 record.
• Newberry and Catawba are meeting for the 79th time overall and the 44th time in Salisbury. Catawba won last year’s meeting in double overtime, 37-34, in Newberry.
• Newberry has won four of the last five meetings between the two squads in Salisbury.
• The last meeting in Salisbury was a 27-0 Newberry shutout that was the scarlet and gray’s first shutout of Catawba since 1992. All but two of Catawba’s possessions ended in an attempt to punt - a fourth down conversion attempt in the fourth quarter failed and the Indians still had possession of the ball when the game ended.
• Newberry’s strong defense will look for another good showing this week, as Catawba ranks 133rd nationally in total offense (310.3 yards/game) and 139th in scoring offense (15.5 points/game).
• Catawba has been an up-and-down team early this year, losing to national power West Georgia in week one and beating up on Davidson in week two. Then after an impressive win at Carson-Newman in week three, the Catawba Indians were shut out at home by Wingate in week four.
• Constrastingly, Newberry has been very consistent, with strong defensive performances all year and one of the top rushing offenses in the nation.
• Another spotlight should be ball security for both sides, as the humidity and rain over the past two weeks is not projected to subside until Saturday.
• This is one of only two games for the Wolves on a natural grass surface this season, and will be the second straight game on the Catawba grass.
• Newberry forced seven three-and-outs in the Tusculum game and has forced 20 in the last three games.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Wolves have already set a school record for most different 100-yard rushers in a season with four.
  • Here are the 100-yard performances so far this year. 

Game

Player

Carries

Yds

TDs

FIT

K. Miller

8

121

0

 

R. Yeldell

15

113

2

JAX

-

 

 

 

NGU

R. Doctor

17

116

1

TC

B. Ivery

16

108

1

 

K. Miller

12

100

0

BLOCK PARTY 

  • Newberry ranks in a tie for fifth nationally in blocked kicks this season after blocking two punts and a field goal in the North Greenville game.
  • Of the Wolves’ four blocked kicks, two were punts and two were field goal attempts.

Blocker

Game

Type

Alstevis Squirewell

JAX

FGA

Bobby Crawford

NGU

Punt

Baptiste Staggers

NGU

Punt

Brice Green

NGU

FGA

 

Rk

Team

Blocked Kicks

1

Fort Hays State

6

2

West Alabama

5

 

Northwest Missouri State

5

 

Lenoir-Rhyne

5

5

NEWBERRY

4

 

W. Va. State, Clark Atlanta, West Ga.

4

 

Seton Hill, Kentucky St., Elizabeth City St.

4

THE LEG

  • Newberry College senior punter Kyle Clark ranks fifth amongst all current Division II punters in career punting average.
  • His 40.2 average per punt also ranks 60th amongst all NCAA punters in career punt average.
  • With a minimum of 100 punts, Clark is the active current leader for all South Carolina punters
  • For the season, Clark averages 44.1 yards per punt, which ranks sixth in Division II 

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS (Min. 100 punts)

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

James Dugan

West Georgia

42.7

2

Dakota Swinehart

Western State

42.5

3

Matias Lambrecht

Johnson C. Smith

41.6

4

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

41.5

5

Kyle Clark

Newberry

40.2

6

Alexander Bradt

Western Oregon

39.9

2015 SEASON AVERAGE

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Matt Klinger

Lindenwood

47.9

2

Austin Bruns

Ashland

47.1

3

Aaron LeDeaux

Minot State

44.5

 

Christian Ramirez

Carson-Newman

44.5

5

Tyler Ford

Bentley

44.2

6

Kyle Clark

Newberry

44.1

 

  • Clark was also named the AstroTurf/South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 45.8 yards per punt in the win over Tusculum.
  • He had two punts of over 60 yards in the game with a 66-yarder and a 64-yarder.
  • While his average was impressive, his ability to pin the Pioneers deep in their own territory was remarkable, as he had four punts downed inside the opposition’s 5-yardline.
  • His 52-yarder with 36 seconds remaining in the first half pinned Tusculum at its own 1-yardline, where the Pioneers went three-and-out and shanked a rushed punt out of the endzone. Newberry would score from 24 yards out on its next play to tie the game at halftime 17-17.
  • His 32-yard punt that rolled dead at the Tusculum 2-yardline with 13 seconds remaining in the game virtually eliminated any chance of a Tusculum comeback.
  • Clark has also been excellent in changing the field position of the game throughout his entire career.
  • In his three years as the punter, Clark has placed 52 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yardline, including 30 such boots last year.
  • Of punters with a career average over 38 yards in Division II (there are 14 of those guys), Clark is tied for third over the past three years. Western State Colorado’s Dakota Swinehart has 54, Angelo State’s Sam Fowler has 53 and Clark and St. Joseph’s (Ind.)’s Marcin Gawlak each have 52.

SQUIREWELL NAMED DEFENSIVE POTW

  • Newberry senior defensive end Alstevis Squirewell was named the AstroTruf/SAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
  • In Saturday’s 38-31 conference win over Tusculum, the senior from Great Falls had two big plays which helped the Wolves earn the win. On Tusculum’s second offensive play of the game, Squirewell earned a “trifecta” play of a sack, fumble forced and fumble recovered on TC quarterback Luke Lancaster.
  • Late in the first half, Squirewell suffered and injury which required his left hand to be wrapped up in a club-like manner, but he did not let this hamper his ability to make a game-changing play.
  • In the third quarter, he intercepted a Lancaster pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown to give Newberry a lead which it would not relinquish.
  • The preseason first team all-SAC honoree has 18 total tackles this season with five tackles for loss, with at least one TFL in each game.
  • The pick six was the second of Squirewell’s career, and only the Wolves’ second since he had one as a freshman against Catawba in 2012.
  • For that pick six in 2012, he was also named SAC Defensive Player of the Week.
  • The only other pick six for Newberry since then was current student assistant Sharon Irwin at UNC Pembroke last year.

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 two former players currently on active rosters.
  • Former Newberry receiver and NFL tight end Brandon Bostick is currently on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.

RON PARKER, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Last Week: 6 tackles (6 solo, 0 ast), L 28-38 at Green Bay
Season: 16 tackles (14 solo, 2 ast)
This Week: Sun, 1 p.m., at Cincinnati, CBS

EDMOND ROBINSON, MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Last Week: Gameday Inactive vs. San Diego
Season: No stats
This Week: Sun, 4:25 p.m., at Denver, FOX 

TACKLING MACHINE

  • Newberry senior linebacker Taylor McDonnell is currently the conference leader in solo tackles, with 23 of his 28 total tackles coming as solo stops.
  • He ranks 10th in the league in total tackles, fourth in sacks and third in sack yardage. 

THE DOCTOR IS IN

  • During his 52-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the win over North Greenville, Newberry junior running back Romelo Doctor went over 1,000 yards rushing for his career.
  • Going into the Catawba contest, Doctor has 215 carries for 1,117 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averages 5.2 yards per carry.
  • With his 116-yard game vs. NGU, he now ranks 10th in school history with four games of 100-plus rushing yards.

RUNNING WITH THE PACK

  • The Newberry rushing offense has been fantastic so far this season, and is a standout in a league full of rushing attacks.
  • The Wolves rank third in the conference and 12th nationally in rushing yardage per game after four contests.

TEAM RUSHING LEADERS

Rk (of 169)

Team

RushYds

Yds/Gm

1

Lenoir-Rhyne

1,734

433.5

2

Harding

1,465

366.3

3

Arkansas Tech

1,201

300.3

4

Carson-Newman

1,183

295.8

5

Slippery Rock

1,173

293.3

6

Livingstone

586

293.0

7

Indiana (Pa.)

871

290.3

8

Eastern New Mexico

1,161

290.3

9

Ouachita Baptist

1,148

287.0

10

Minnesota State- Mankato

1,112

278.0

11

Fort Hays State

1,105

276.3

12

NEWBERRY

1,087

271.8

 

Southwest Baptist

1,087

271.8

TAKE OUR BALL AND GO HOME

  • The Newberry offense is one of the top teams in terms of time of possession this season, currently ranking sixth in Division II

TEAM TIME OF POSSESSION LEADERS

Rk (of 169)

Team

Record

TOP/Gm

1

Brevard

0-4

37:19

2

Stonehill (Mass.)

4-0

36:20

3

Lincoln (Pa.)

3-1

35:13

4

Clarion (Pa.)

4-0

35:00

5

Albany State

1-3

34:49

6

NEWBERRY

3-1

34:36

7

Northwood (Mich.)

2-2

34:35

 

Southeastern Oklahoma

2-2

34:35

9

Bentley (Mass.)

1-3

34:13

10

Minnesota-Duluth

2-2

34:07

GAME AWARD WINNERS

OVERALL MVP: Kyle Clark
OFFENSE: Bobby McNeil
DEFENSE: Alstevis Squirewell
SPECIAL TEAMS: Kyle Clark
LITTLE CAESAR'S BIG STICK: Corey Dover (second consecutive week)
BILL AND FRAN'S PANCAKE: Bobby McNeil
SONIC SACK: Jamarcus Henderson
COACH OF THE WEEK: Drew Watson, Secondary & Special Teams

ON OCTOBER 3 IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL HISTORY (7-8)
• 1914 - Newberry moves to 2-0 in its second season of football with a 13-6 road win at Furman.
• 1924 - Billy Rhiel intercepts a pass and returns it 99 yards for a touchdown, then makes the PAT, as the Indians edge the Atlantic Navy Scout Fleet at Setzler Field, 7-6.
• 1925 - Newberry heads to the Lowcountry and is handed a 14-0 loss by the Parris Island Marines.
• 1931 - The scarlet and gray are once again edged by the Parris Island Marines, 13-7 on the road.
• 1936 - A bad Catawba snap would result in the only Newberry points, as the scarlet and gray are beaten on the road, 25-2.
• 1941 - Newberry managed only three first downs in a 23-0 loss at Catawba.
• 1942 - Scooter Yancey scores from 8 yards out to give the Indians a 7-0 win at Wofford.
• 1953 - Ronnie Welch and Warren Payne score fourth quarter touchdowns as the Indians defeat Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, 13-0.
• 1964 - Lenoir-Rhyne beats Newberry 7-0 at Setzler.
• 1970 - Donald Garrett rushed for 208 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns, but Lenoir-Rhyne still hands Newberry a 31-19 home loss.
• 1981 - Newberry blows a late lead and a 51-yard field goal as time expired fell short in a 14-12 loss at Mars Hill.
• 1987 - Newberry misses a 41-yard FG attempt late in the fourth quarter, and Mars Hill converts on a 46-yard attempt to take the Indians down, 3-0, on the road.
• 1992 - The Indians pick up their first win of the season at Charleston Southern, 28-12.
• 1998 - Newberry picks up a 34-21 SAC win over Mars Hill at home.
• 2009 - S.J. Worrell rushes for 237 yards - the second-most in school history - as Newberry rolls to a 40-21 win at No. 21 Catawba.