Newberry up one spot in AFCA poll

Newberry up one spot in AFCA poll
Monday, November 7, 2016 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

WACO, Texas – Newberry has moved up one position to No. 19 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll after a dominant 49-7 win at Limestone Saturday evening.

The Wolves gained 515 yards of total offense, 258 on the ground and 257 through the air, while limiting the Saints to 124 yards and seven points. Limestone did not have a single drive covering more than 28 yards in a balanced effort that saw three players record more than three tackles on the day.

Newberry moved up one spot after then-No. 17 Fairmont State fell to 22nd following a 27-17 loss at No. 3 Shepherd last week.

This marks Newberry’s 30th appearance in the AFCA poll since it was instituted in 2000. Newberry is 18-11 all-time as a ranked team. The Wolves were ranked for 22 weeks between 2006 and 2008, including an all-time high of No. 9 during the final week of the 2006 regular season.

Newberry will conclude the regular season on Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. contest against Wingate at Setzler Field. The game will be broadcast nationally on American Sports Network. A Newberry win would give the Wolves their first outright South Atlantic Conference championship since 2006.

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