|October 03, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|CAT||FG||07:20||C.Hollandsworth 19 Yd|
|NBY||FG||01:01||Ryan Janssen 20 Yd|
|NBY||FG||08:20||Ryan Janssen 25 Yd|
|NBY||TD||02:31||Romelo Doctor 3 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)|
|CAT||TD||00:55||K.West 16 Yd Pass From M.Sheehan (C.Hollandsworth kick)|
|CAT||TD||11:15||C.Littlejohn 2 Yd Run (C.Hollandsworth kick)|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||CAT|
|3rd Down Conversions||4-14||4-12|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||1-1|
|Passing (Comp-Att)||61 (7-14)||95 (7-12)|
|Rushing (Att)||236 (52)||202 (40)|
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.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- 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.