Football Falls At Newberry


NEWBERRY, N.C. -- In a game that neither team could muster 300 yards of offense, Newberry claimed a 35-14 win over Catawba on Saturday night at Setzler Field.  The Wolves improve to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-3 and 2-1.

Cole Watson caught two touchdown passes from Raleigh Yeldell and Romelo Doctor scored a pair of rushing touchdowns to lead Newberry.  Yeldell went 19-of-30 through the air for 257 yards and three scores.  Doctor ran for 58 yards for an offense that netted only 41 on the ground.

Eamon Smart (Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral) ran for 61 of Catawba’s 92 yards on the ground.  Mike Sheehan (Wilmington, N.C./Laney) completed 8-of-12 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown to Bruce Smith (Winston-Salem, N.C./N. Davidson) before leaving win an injury in the second quarter.

Newberry’s special teams set the tone, blocking a punt on Catawba’s first possession and taking over at the Indian 19.  Doctor carried three times, the first for 18 yards, and scored from a yard out for an early lead.  The point after was missed leaving Newberry up 6-0.

Catawba put together a scoring drive on its third possession, marching 80 yards in 14 plays.  Smart had 23 early yards on the ground then Sheehan all five pass attempts which culminated on a seven-yard toss to Smith and a 7-6 lead.

Newberry regain the lead on its ensuing possession.  The Wolves went 79 yards on 12 plays with Yeldell finishing the drive on a 17-yard pass to Watson.  A two-point conversion pass from Yeldell to Wesley Jordan gave the hosts a 14-7 edge.

After a short punt late in the first half, Catawba had a chance to put some points on the board.  Newberry came up with another big special teams play, blocking a 37-yard field goal try.  The block led to Yeldell’s one-yard toss to Watson with 1:12 to go before the break and a 21-7 edge.

A 50-yard pass from Yeldell to Baptiste Staggers and three Doctor runs gave Newberry a 28-7 lead to open the second half.  Late in the third quarter, Catawba closed within 28-14 as Reid Carlton (Lecanto, Fla./Trinity Catholic) scored from a yard out. 

Carlton completed 5-of-6 passes in the 59-yard drive for 55 yards, including a 26-yard hook up with Sam Mobley (Monroe, N.C./Parkwood/Louisburg).  Newberry capped the scoring in the final five minutes on a Yeldell 13-yard pass to Braxton Ivery.

Cris Page (Atlanta, Ga./Heritage) picked off his third pass of the season for the Catawba defense.  Trey Evans (Barnsville, Ga./Lamar Co.) had a pair of sacks, while Kyle Kitchens (Decatur, Ga./Decatur) had a sack and forced a fumble.

Catawba comes home to Shuford Stadium on Saturday, hosting Limestone at 1:30 pm.

Box Score

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships 

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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