September 10, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Virginia Union0140822
1st Quarter
NBYTD08:52Romelo Doctor 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
2nd Quarter
NBYTD12:48Trey Gregg 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
NBYTD01:15Cole Watson 11 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Shea Rodgers kick)
VUUTD00:43HARRISON 33 Yd Pass From DOWDY (BROOKS kick)
3rd Quarter
NBYTD10:50B. Staggers 24 Yd Pass From Raleigh Yeldell (Shea Rodgers kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD14:27Trey Gregg 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
NBYTD08:54R. Truesdale 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
VUUTD06:53KELLY 48 Yd Pass From DOWDY
Stats at a GlanceVUUNBY
1st Downs1631
3rd Down Conversions3-1012-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Passing (Comp-Att)217 (13-24) 289 (27-32)
Rushing (Att)138 (25) 161 (52)
Total Yards355450
Fumbles Lost00
Wolves set to host Virginia Union at 4:00 Saturday

Wolves set to host Virginia Union at 4:00 Saturday
Friday, September 9, 2016 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – The Wolves enter Saturday’s contest looking to even their record at 1-1 on the season against visiting Virginia Union. The matchup of 2015 playoff participants features a pair of teams looking for their first wins after Virginia Union’s narrow two-point lost to LIU Post in Richmond last weekend.

WHO: Virginia Union University at Newberry College
WHERE: Historic Setzler Field on the campus of Newberry College
WHEN: 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10
RECORDS: Both teams are 0-1 overall and have not begun conference play.
LIVE AUDIO:, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County
WEATHER FORECAST: Partly cloudy with a high of 93 degrees. There is a 10 percent chance of rain.


• Today marks the second all-time meeting between the Wolves and Panthers, with Newberry earning a convincing 55-7 win in 2005.

• Newberry’s 48-point margin of victory in the previous meeting represented its biggest win since a 56-0 victory over Guilford in Newberry in 1957.

• Newberry is playing a team called the Panthers for the second consecutive week. It’s the first time Newberry has played two schools with the same nickname in consecutive games since wins over Edward Waters and Morehead State to begin the 2005 season.

• Sophomore wide receiver Markell Castle’s one-handed, 25-yard catch late in the second quarter was featured on SportsCenter as the No. 2 play on Top 10.

• Raleigh Yeldell was third in school history with 447 passing yards against Florida Tech. He ranks fourth in Division II in passing yardage and third with 496 yards of total offense.

• Yeldell’s 37 completions on the season are ranked second in Division II, five behind Dmitri Morales of Upper Iowa.

• Castle’s 181 receiving yards were good for seventh nationally.

• Cole Watson had two receiving touchdowns on Saturday, tying him for 11th in Division II. Ten players from around the nation had three receiving scores on opening weekend.

• Newberry ranked 10th nationally with 550 yards of total offense.

• Virginia Union is ranked third in the nation with three fumbles recovered and had five different defensive players force fumbles in Saturday’s 14-12 loss to LIU Post.

• The Panthers earned a playoff berth last season for the first time since 1991, finishing the regular season 8-2 before falling to second-seeded Slippery Rock 40-21 in the opening round.

• Virginia Union defeated fellow South Atlantic Conference foe Brevard 35-21 in the 2015 season opener, then were stopped on a fourth and goal in the final two minutes of a 13-9 loss at former SAC member and current Division I institution Gardner-Webb.

• Virginia Union was one of 24 teams that did not allow a sack on the season’s opening weekend.


For complete coverage, view game notes from the Newberry and Virginia Union Athletic Communications staffs as well as the South Atlantic Conference's Weekly Report.