November 07, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Limestone70007
Newberry141214747
Scoring
1st Quarter
LIMETD10:57Maize 2 Yd Run (Ard kick)
NBYTD08:35Jalen Cook 24 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD02:15Romelo Doctor 11 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYTD10:14Cole Watson 61 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen missed kick)
NBYTD00:38Ryan Barnwell 1 Yd Run
3rd Quarter
NBYTD11:49Romelo Doctor 3 Yd Run (Ryan Janssen kick)
NBYTD00:44Troy Thompson 15 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Ryan Janssen kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD09:12Markell Castle 10 Yd Pass From Zach Blair (Joseph Foster kick)
Stats at a GlanceLIMENBY
1st Downs1625
3rd Down Conversions8-1611-16
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Passing (Comp-Att)92 (14-26) 311 (24-39)
Rushing (Att)140 (45) 162 (34)
Total Yards232473
Penalties6-614-35
Turnovers40
Fumbles Lost20
Interceptions20
Possession31:5128:09
Newberry hosts Limestone for 1,000th game in program history this Saturday


Newberry hosts Limestone for 1,000th game in program history this Saturday
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY - The Newberry Wolves return home for a special day of celebration, welcoming the Limestone Saints to Setzler Field for a noon kickoff this Saturday. The game is Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day, as well as the 1,000th game in program history.

WHO: Limestone College at Newberry College
WHERE: Newberry's Historic Setzler Field
WHEN: Noon on Saturday, November 7
RECORDS: Newberry is 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. Limestone is 2-6 overall.
LIVE VIDEO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv
LIVE AUDIO: http://www.NewberryWolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
LIVE STATS: http://www.NewberryStats.com
WEATHER FORECAST: High of 73 degrees with thunderstorms approaching in the afternoon.

NEWS AND NOTES

• The Newberry Wolves return home for a special day of celebration, welcoming the Limestone Saints to Setzler Field.

This is game number 1,000 for the scarlet and gray in season No. 102. Newberry has a 413-549-36 record.

• The Wolves will also celebrate Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day. All active, reserve or veteran members of the military will receive free admission to the game with identification.

• Seniors from the football team, cheerleading team and Scarlet Poms will be honored prior to the game. Seniors from the Scarlet Spirit Marching Band will be honored at halftime.

• Fans who were still awake late night last year will remember the Wolves’ record-setting 70-20 win over Limestone. Newberry piled up nearly 500 yards and seven rushing touchdowns that night and Sunday morning.

• The key to this year’s game will be a quick start. In Newberry’s three-game losing streak  (Catawba, Mars Hill, Carson-Newman), the Wolves have not gotten out of the gate without stumbling. In the rout of Lenoir-Rhyne, Newberry was up by four scores in the first quarter.

• Surprisingly last year, Newberry trailed Limestone at the end of the first quarter (7-0) and only led by one score at halftime (14-7) before scoring 28 points in each of the last two quarters.

• QB Raleigh Yeldell has thrown for over 250 yards in three straight games. Only Josh Stepp in 2004 and W.T. Murden in 2012 have accomplished that feat. Stepp threw for 250-plus in four straight games - a mark Yeldell will look to match

• Yeldell is steadily moving up the rankings in the SAC and NCAA, but will not qualify for any “per game” awards, as his injury earlier this year will prevent him from reaching the 75% of team’s game played threshold.

• A win would clinch a winning season for the Wolves, which would be the third under head coach Todd Knight (2009 and 2013).

• Romelo Doctor is averaging 100.2 yards per game, and an “average” game will have the junior reach the 1,000 yard plateau for the season.

• The Newberry defense held an L-R offense which had averaged over 404 yards rushing per game to under 200 yards on the ground, which was a first for the Bears since 2011.

• That defense forced four L-R turnovers and will look to grab more this Saturday, as the Saints rank 152nd nationally in turnover margin.

BLOCK PARTY

  • Newberry ranks in a tie for fifth nationally in blocked kicks this season with six blocked kicks.

THE LEG

  • For the season, Newberry’s Kyle Clark averages 42,8 yards per punt, which ranks ninth in Division II. He jumped one spot since last week.
  • Clark was also named the AstroTurf/South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on September 28 after averaging 45.8 yards per punt in the win over Tusculum.
  • Clark has also been excellent in changing the field position of the game throughout his entire career.

CAREER INSIDE THE 20 SINCE 2013

Rk

Punter

School

In 20

1

Marcin Gawlak

St. Joseph’s (Ind.)

67

2

Dakota Swinehart

Western State Colo.

62

3

Kyle Clark

Newberry

61

4

Sam Fowler

Angelo State

59

 

2015 SEASON AVERAGE

Rk

Punter

School

Avg

1

Matt Klingler

Lindenwood

45.2

2

Clayton Watson

Arkansas Tech

43.8

3

Cody Mills

Delta St.

43.5

4

Zach Cimaglia

Adams St.

43.5

5

Bret Benes

Charleston

43.5

6

Juan Serna

Fort Valley St.

43.4

7

Marcin Gawlak

St. Joseph’s (IN)

43.1

8

Felipe Parra

West Tex. A&M

43.0

9

Kyle Clark

Newberry

42.8

10

Dakota Swinehart

Western St.

42.4

THE DOCTOR IS IN

  • Romelo Doctor has had a fantastic season rushing the football, with 902 net yards on 181 carries.
  • He needs only 98 rushing yards in the final two games of the season to reach 1,000 yards for the season.

Single Season Net Rushing Yardage

1.

Keath Porterfield (1995)

1,307

2

Don Garrick (1970)

1,219

3

Chad Tackett (2001)

1,210

4

Keath Porterfield (1996)

1,156

5

Vic Gilmore (1997)

1,121

6

Mike Motley (1983)

1,078

7

Vic Gilmore (1999)

1,058

8

Alex Haynes (2007)

1,019

9

Alex Haynes (2006)

1,007

10

John Nesbitt (1983)

1,005

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Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

902

  • He has also reached the top 10 in career yardage at Newberry and will look to climb this chart for the rest of his career.

Career Net Rushing Yardage

1.

Vic Gilmore (1997-2000)

3,860

2.

Keath Porterfield (1993-96)

3,462

3.

John Nesbitt (1982-85)

3,244

4.

Don Garrick (1969-72)

3,131

5.

Alex Haynes (2004-07)

2,698

6.

Pete Bember (1984-86)

2,450

7.

George Taylor (1965-68)

2,233

8.

Chad Tackett (1999-2001)

1,803

9.

Rufus Johnson (1973-76)

1,752

10

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

1,695

11.

Dwight Cummings (1988-91)

1,674

  • He has five 100-yard rushing games this season, which gives him eight for his career.
  • This ties him with Pete Bember and Chad Tackett for the sixth-most in school history.

Career 100-Yard Rushing Games

1.

Keath Porterfield (1994-96)

19

2

Vic Gilmore (1997-2000)

17

3.

Don Garrick (1970-73)

11

 

Alex Haynes (2004-07)

11

 

John Nesbitt (1982-85)

11

6

Pete Bember (1984-86)

8

 

Chad Tackett (2000-01)

8

 

Romelo Doctor (2013-pres.)

8

 KEEPING IT ONE HUNDO

  • The Newberry rushing attack has been fantastic this season, already producing 10 100-yard individual rushing games in the first nine games.
  • This establishes a new school record for 100-yard games, breaking the record of nine, which was set in 1970.
  • Here are the 100-yard performances so far this year.

Game

Player

Carries

Yds

TDs

FIT

Kevin Miller

8

121

0

 

Raleigh Yeldell

15

113

2

JAX

-

 

 

 

NGU

Romelo Doctor

17

116

1

TC

Braxton Ivery

16

108

1

 

Kevin Miller

12

100

0

CAT

Romelo Doctor

17

143

1

 

Braxton Ivery

16

108

0

MHU

Romelo Doctor

29

150

0

C-N

Romelo Doctor

24

108

1

BC

Romelo Doctor

16

118

0

L-R

-

 

 

  

YELDELL’S ON A ROLL!

  • Newberry quarterback Raleigh Yeldell had one of the nation’s most prolific days for a quarterback in Division II in the win over Brevard.
  • For his efforts in the game, Yeldell earned ECAC Division II Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Yeldell completed 24-of-28 passes for 279 yards and five touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 228.3.
  • He finished the game with 16 consecutive completions
  • His 5 touchdown passes ties him with Josh Stepp for the third-most in a single game in Newberry history.
  • His 85.7% completion percentage is the third best in a single game by a Division II quarterback this season and his 5 TD passes is tied for 10th most nationally this season.
  • His 279 yards is a career best and his second consecutive game over 250 passing yards.

THEN CAME LENOIR-RHYNE

  • Yeldell earned South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after the 52-14 win at L-R.
  • He was masterful in the Wolves’ 52-14 rout of rival Lenoir-Rhyne. He completed 18-of-25 passes (72%) for 265 yards and four touchdowns with one interception.
  • It was his third straight game with over 250 yards passing. He also picked up 57 yards rushing and a reception for 27 yards as Newberry rolled to victory. Yeldell has 9 touchdown passes in his last two games. 

COOKING IT UP

  • Newbery wide receiver Jalen Cook was on the receiving end of a pair of Yeldell touchdowns.
  • He totaled 105 receiving yards on six catches.
  • This marked Newberry’s first 100-yard receiving game since Corey Washingto and Jason Livingston in the 2013 Brevard game.
  • This was also another first, as the Wolves had a quarterback pass for 250 yards, a back rush for 100 yards and a receiver have 100 receiving yards for the first time since Josh Stepp, Alex Haynes and Tymere Zimmerman did so in the 2006 game against Carson-Newman. 

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND

  • Newberry quarterback Zach Blair was sacked and fumbled the ball in the fourth quarter vs. Brevard.
  • The play was not over though, as reserve offensive guard Austin Turner picked up the ball and advanced it eight yards.
  • By rule, Turner is given credit for the eight yards rushing, but Blair is given the initial carry.
  • This gives Turner zero carries for eight yards.
  • As professors in Newberry’s mathematics department will tell you, you cannot divide an integer by zero.
  • This gives Turner an inifinite yards per carry average.

ON NOVEMBER 7 IN NEWBERRY FOOTBALL HISTORY

• 1913 - The first home game in program history is a 51-0 rout over Presbyterian, the second win by that score over the Blue Hose that year.

• 1914 - Newberry is edged by The Citadel at home, 14-13.

• 1925 - The Indians sink the Charleston Navy, 14-0.

• 1930 - Newberry battles Piedmont to a 6-6 tie.

• 1941 - Newberry retains “The Lutheran College Championship of the South” for the second straight year with a 13-9 win at Lenoir-Rhyne.

• 1942 - The Indians are held scoreless in a 20-0 loss at Appalachian State.

• 1947 - Newberry loses at Catawba, 39-0.

• 1953 - The Indians trek to Burlington and rout Elon, 33-7.

• 1959 - Richard Seastrunk scored three touchdowns as the Indians trounce Elon at home, 56-21.

• 1964 - Elon pounds Newberry in Burlington, 29-6.

• 1970 - Newberry fumbles the ball away six times in a 10-6 loss at Elon.

• 1981 - Elon escapes Newberry with a 27-21 win over the Indians despite a gallant comeback effort.

• 1987 - Chris Jones rushes for 100 yards, but Newberry loses at home to Elon, 47-28.

• 1992 - Newberry can’t contain The Citadel in 32-14 loss in Charleston.

• 1998 - The Indians were tied 28-28 at Carson-Newman in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles scored three straight touchdowns and handed Newberry a 49-34 loss.

• 2009 - Newberry head coach Todd Knight became the first Newberry coach to finish his first season with a winning record, as the Scarlet and Gray take down Brevard 28-3 in the season finale to finish 6-4.