November 11, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Mars Hill00000
2nd Quarter
NBYTD10:22B. Staggers 27 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
3rd Quarter
NBYTD07:31Austin Barnes 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
NBYTD03:55Austin Barnes 1 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
4th Quarter
NBYTD00:47Markell Castle 11 Yd Run (Shea Rodgers kick)
Stats at a GlanceMHUNBY
1st Downs2319
3rd Down Conversions2-97-13
4th Down Conversions0-31-2
Passing (Comp-Att)63 (8-25) 0 (0-4)
Rushing (Att)124 (35) 385 (57)
Total Yards187385
Fumbles Lost01
Newberry faces Mars Hill on Senior Day Saturday

Newberry faces Mars Hill on Senior Day Saturday
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | by Randall Stewart, Director of Athletic Communications

NEWBERRY – Newberry hosts Mars Hill in the final game of the 2017 campaign. The Wolves will celebrate Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day, offering $5 off tickets to active and retired military personnel as well as first responders. Ticketing information can be found here.

The Wolves will look to win their second straight game over Mars Hill after last year's 35-21 victory at the home of the Lions.

WHO: Mars Hill University at Newberry College
WHERE: Historic Setzler Field on the campus of Newberry College
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11
RECORDS: Mars Hill is 3-6 on the season and 1-5 in the South Atlantic Conference. Newberry enters the game at 4-6 with a 2-4 mark in the SAC.
LIVE AUDIO:, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County,, WKDK app, "WKDK" on TuneIn Radio app
WEATHER FORECAST: Sunny with a high of 52 degrees. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. There is no chance of rain.


1. Junior wide receiver Markell Castle is ranked 15th nationally with 19.38 yards per reception and has ascended the Newberry record books in a cornucopia of categories this season, including career touchdowns (4th - 17) and yardage (7th - 1,757).

2. Of Castle’s 39 receptions this season, 31 have gone for a first down or a touchdown, including all 12 of his catches on third down.

3. Keito Jordon and Jamarcus Henderson rank second and third in the SAC with 7.5 and 6.0 sacks this season. Jordon is now tied for 10th for sacks in a single season, while Henderson broke into the top five in career sacks against Catawba and is a half-sack from matching Chris Chrisley (1985-88) for fourth.

4. Five different Newberry players (Greg Ruff, Nick Jones, Darius Clark, J.T. Waters, Baptiste Staggers) took snaps at quarterback on Saturday at Catawba, three of whom had not played the position collegiately.

5. Shea Rodgers kicked a 49-yard field goal against Catawba, Newberry’s longest in at least the 21 seasons since the advent of computerized statistical records in 1997. The school record was set by Eddie Taylor, who kicked a 57-yard field goal at Furman in 1985.

6. Newberry and Mars Hill met for the first time in 1945. They would not square off again until 1969 and have met every year since then with the exception of the 1991-93 seasons.

7. Mars Hill has the South Atlantic Conference’s most potent offense, averaging 438.7 yards per game, but ranks last in the league in every major defensive category. The Lions snapped a five-game losing streak with Saturday’s 56-44 win over UNC Pembroke.

8. Lions’ wide receiver Keshaun Taylor is the reigning SAC Offensive Player of the Week after catching nine passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns while also tossing a 54-yard touchdown. His 183 receiving yards were the second-highest total in Division II last week. He and Craig Rucker rank second and 27th nationally, respectively, with 1,266 and 879 yards in 2017.


For complete coverage, view game notes from the Newberry Athletic Communications staff, Mars Hill's game notes, and the South Atlantic Conference's Weekly Report.