October 03, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
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
Fumbles Lost00
Wolves edged on the road by Catawba, 17-13
Braxton Ivery & Romelo Doctor each rushed for over 100 yards

Wolves edged on the road by Catawba, 17-13
Saturday, October 3, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

SALISBURY, N.C. – The Newberry Wolves were unable to hold onto a 10-point lead late in the third quarter in a 17-13 loss at Catawba on Saturday.

With the loss, Newberry is now 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the South Atlantic Conference, while Catawba is now 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the league.

Catawba took the opening kickoff and ate up the majority of the first quarter on a long drive, but the Wolves held inside the 10-yardline and forced the hosts to settle for a 19-yard field goal to go up 3-0 with 7:20 left in the period.

Newberry only had four drives in the opening half and got into the Catawba red zone once before two lost yardage plays resulted in a punt.

After Catawba missed a short field goal following a botched Newberry punt, the Wolves drove 77 yards in 14 plays with Ryan Janssen making a 20-yard field goal with 1:01 remaining in the second quarter to send the game to halftime, tied 3-3.

The Wolves took the opening kickoff of the second half and drove down field before the drive stalled. Janssen made a 25-yard field goal with 8:20 left in the third quarter to make it a 6-3 Wolves lead.

After forcing a Catawba three-and-out, Newberry embarked on a long drive, taking up 60 yards in nine plays, with Romelo Doctor scoring the game’s first touchdown. His 3-yard scoring plunge with 2:31 remaining in the third quarter gave Newberry a 13-3 lead.

Catawba quarterback Mike Sheehan fooled the entire stadium on the first play of the next drive and carried the ball for 60 yards. That set up an eventual 16-yard touchdown pass to Keyon West to cut the lead to 13-10 with 55 seconds left in the third quarter.

Newberry punted away on its next drive, and a 44-yard Catawba completion set the hosts up inside the Newberry 15-yardline. Cary Littlejohn punched it in from 2 yards out to put Catawba back on top, 17-13 with 11:15 to play.

From that point, Newberry was only able to gain one first down on its final three drives, allowing the hosts to hold on for the win.


  • For the third time in five games, Newberry had multiple 100-yard rushers. Doctor gained 143 yards on 27 carries with a touchdown, while quarterback Braxton Ivery had 108 yards on 16 carries.
  • Prior to this season, it had been 10 years since Newberry had multiple 100-yard rushers in a game.
  • The yardage by Doctor and Ivery are the sixth and seventh 100-yard games of the year for Newberry. Those seven games are spread amongst four ball-carriers.
  • The teams were even in terms of yardage, each gaining 297 yards total. Newberry had 18 first downs to Catawba’s 12.
  • Jamarcus Henderson led the Wolves with nine tackles and one tackle for loss. Nate Sichali had eight stops.
  • Ryan Janssen was perfect in the placekicking phase of the game, going 2-for-2 on field goals and 1-for-1 on PATs in muddy conditions.


The Wolves return to Newberry for the annual Homecoming contest on Saturday, October 10. Newberry hosts Mars Hill for a 4 p.m. kickoff that day.