October 1, 2016
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.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6