NEWBERRY — The Newberry Wolves won the program’s 1,000th game in style, scoring 47 unanswered points in a 47-7 rout of the Limestone Saints at Setzler Field on Saturday.
Newberry moves to 6-4 on the year with the win and will close out the regular season at Wingate on Nov. 14.
The Wolves racked up 473 yards of offense for an average of 6.5 yards per play in the game. The defense limited the Saints to 232 yards of offense and forced three turnovers in the second half.
Romelo Doctor had 15 carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns. That gives him six 100-yard rushing games this season and pushes his season to 1,029 yards, which currently places him eighth in the school records for single season rushing yardage.
The Saints took the opening kickoff and jumped out quickly, scoring on a Ga’Quan Maize 2-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 57-yard drive.
Newberry responded with a quick drive of its own, with Raleigh Yeldell finding Jalen Cook for a 24-yard wide open touchdown pass, tying the game at 7-7 with 8:35 left in the opening quarter.
The Wolves’ next drive ended in an 11-yard Doctor touchdown carry, giving the hosts a 14-7 lead with 2:15 left in the first quarter.
Newberry’s next score came on an electrifying catch-and-run by Cole Watson from 61 yards out, pushing the lead to 20-7 with 10:14 left in the half.
The Wolves pushed the score to 26-7 on Ryan Barnwell’s 1-yard touchdown carry, capping a 10-play drive after 76 yards with 38 seconds left in the half.
The Newberry defensive line was strong in the first half, with Alstevis Squirewell picking up nine tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in the first half. His first half effort would lead all defensive players.
Newberry took the opening kickoff of the second half and charged down the field, pushing the lead to 33-7 on a 3-yard touchdown carry by Doctor. His 40 yards rushing on the drive put him at exactly 1,000 rushing yards on the season following the touchdown carry.
Yeldell’s final pass of the game pushed the lead to 40-7 when he found Troy Thompson from 15 yards out just before the end of the third quarter.
A Joe Blue interception early in the fourth quarter set up a 46-yard drive for the Wolves. The score went to 47-7 when Zach Blair found Markell Castle in the back of the end zone from 10 yards out with 9:12 left in the game.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Yeldell completed 17-of-25 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, giving him 12 touchdown passes in the last three games.
Blair went 7-of-14 for 73 yards and a score on his senior day.
11 different Wolves caught passes in game, led by Braxton Ivery’s six catches.
Kyle Clark averaged 45.0 yards per punt on his only 2 needed chances.
A number of Wolves picked up turnovers with Collis Martin and Joe Blue grabbing interceptions and Kinard Lisbon and Vodrick Martin recovering fumbles.
Newberry recorded 12 tackles for loss in the game. Nate Sichali and Squirewell each had two TFLs.
The 1,000th game in program history was played on the 102nd anniversary of the program’s first home game – a 51-0 win over Presbyterian on Nov. 7, 1913.
This release provided by Newberry College.