November 04, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
1st Quarter
NBYFG06:23Shea Rodgers 49 Yd
2nd Quarter
CATFG06:19L.Brackman 18 Yd
CATTD00:25K.West 8 Yd Pass From P.O'Brien (L.Brackman kick)
3rd Quarter
NBYTD02:35B. Staggers 4 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
4th Quarter
CATTD14:08K.West 14 Yd Pass From P.O'Brien (L.Brackman kick)
NBYFG06:51Shea Rodgers 34 Yd
Stats at a GlanceNBYCAT
1st Downs1518
3rd Down Conversions11-195-12
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Passing (Comp-Att)185 (12-28) 173 (19-26)
Rushing (Att)84 (39) 71 (29)
Total Yards269244
Fumbles Lost01
Newberry travels to Catawba for final road game Saturday

Newberry travels to Catawba for final road game Saturday
Thursday, November 2, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – Newberry plays its final road game of the 2017 season on Saturday afternoon when the Wolves travel to take on the Catawba College Catawba Indians at 1:30 p.m. Catawba is currently ranked No. 6 in Super Region 2.

 Newberry College at Catawba College
WHERE: Shuford Stadium on the campus of Catawba in Salisbury, N.C.
WHEN: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4
RECORDS: Newberry is 4-5 overall and 2-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. Catawba is 7-2 with a 3-2 mark in the SAC.
LIVE AUDIO:, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County,, WKDK app, "WKDK" on TuneIn Radio app
WEATHER FORECAST: Thunderstorms in the morning will give way to cloudy skies late. Winds will be light and variable. The chance of rain is 80 percent.


1. 2017 will mark the 68th consecutive season Newberry and Catawba have met on the gridiron, Newberry’s second-longest current uninterrupted series to Lenoir-Rhyne (72 seasons). The teams have met every year since 1950 in a series with its beginnings in 1932.

2. Junior wide receiver Markell Castle now has 104 catches for 1,647 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career. He is seventh in school history in receiving yardage and is two scores shy of Brandon Bostick, a current NFL free agent, for third in school history in touchdowns.

3. Castle’s nine touchdown receptions in 2017 lead the SAC and rank 14th in Division II. His 19.58 yards per catch rank second in school history in a single season among receivers with at least 15 catches since Newberry began keeping computerized statistical records in 1997 and are 20th in Division II this season. Of his 27 receptions this season, 25 have gone for a first down or a touchdown, including all 10 of his receptions on third down.

4. Keito Jordon and Jamarcus Henderson rank second and fourth in the SAC with 7.0 and 4.5 sacks this season. Jordon is 0.5 sacks from breaking into Newberry’s single-season top 10. Henderson is one sack from matching Darrell Croft (1980-82) for fifth in school history with 19.

5. Newberry’s punt return defense tumbled from fifth nationally at 2.00 yards per game to 66th at 7.13 yards per game after giving up an 85-yard touchdown by BJ Muckelvene as one of four Wingate punt returns in last Saturday’s game.

6. A win would help Newberry avoid its first losing streak of four or more games since falling for six weeks in a row during the 2004 season.  Wins in each of the last two games would give Newberry its ninth winning season in the last 13 years.

7. Catawba defeated Division I VMI on the road during Week 2.

8. Catawba quarterback Patrick O’Brien is the reigning AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Catawba and Newberry have each accounted for four SAC Players of the Week this season.


For complete coverage, view game notes from the Newberry Athletic Communications staff, and Catawba's game notes. The South Atlantic Conference's Weekly Report will be released later today.