Touchdown Club holds annual Watermelon Cutting

By Andrew Wigger - awigger@newberryobserver.com
Joseph Foster, a Newberry College graduate and former football player, cuts some watermelon for the annual Watermelon Cutting. - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
During the watermelon cutting, players were encouraged to take as many as they would like. - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
A Touchdown Club volunteer hands a Newberry College player one of the last pieces of watermelon. - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
A group of Wolves converse after practice while eating watermelon. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
Sheriff Lee Foster and Head Football Coach Todd Knight catch up during the event. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
The Wolves were able to grab some watermelon after practice. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
The Wolves took a moment to enjoy their watermelon after practice. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
Every Newberry College football player took a moment to thank Touchdown Club volunteers. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
Amir Cromer gets his watermelon while in line. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
The Wolves dive into the watermelon. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer
Foster Senn, president of Touchdown Club, said each player took a moment to shake their hands and thank them for the watermelon. - - Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Touchdown Club held their annual Watermelon Cutting on Saturday, giving Newberry College football players a slice of watermelon after their last Saturday practice before their season opener this week.

“It went really well, I was impressed by the football players. As they all came through the line they thanked the volunteers that were there, shook everyone’s hand and told them they appreciated it. Really well mannered young men, excellent representatives of the college.” said Foster Senn, president of Touchdown Club. “The watermelon was good and cold and we had a number of folks who came out and cut the watermelon and distributed, which was much appreciated.”

Newberry County Touchdown Club has been holding the annual watermelon cutting for over a decade. Every year it is held the Saturday before the season starts, Senn said they do it to show the Wolves they appreciate them, and give them a little treat.

“Show them the community appreciates them as well,” he said.

Joseph Foster, a Newberry College graduate and former football player, cuts some watermelon for the annual Watermelon Cutting.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0746.jpgJoseph Foster, a Newberry College graduate and former football player, cuts some watermelon for the annual Watermelon Cutting. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

During the watermelon cutting, players were encouraged to take as many as they would like.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0792.jpgDuring the watermelon cutting, players were encouraged to take as many as they would like. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

A Touchdown Club volunteer hands a Newberry College player one of the last pieces of watermelon.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0790.jpgA Touchdown Club volunteer hands a Newberry College player one of the last pieces of watermelon. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

A group of Wolves converse after practice while eating watermelon.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0785.jpgA group of Wolves converse after practice while eating watermelon. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Sheriff Lee Foster and Head Football Coach Todd Knight catch up during the event.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0784.jpgSheriff Lee Foster and Head Football Coach Todd Knight catch up during the event. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Wolves were able to grab some watermelon after practice.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0781.jpgThe Wolves were able to grab some watermelon after practice. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Wolves took a moment to enjoy their watermelon after practice.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0775.jpgThe Wolves took a moment to enjoy their watermelon after practice. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Every Newberry College football player took a moment to thank Touchdown Club volunteers.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0762.jpgEvery Newberry College football player took a moment to thank Touchdown Club volunteers. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Amir Cromer gets his watermelon while in line.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0759.jpgAmir Cromer gets his watermelon while in line. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Wolves dive into the watermelon.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0754.jpgThe Wolves dive into the watermelon. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Foster Senn, president of Touchdown Club, said each player took a moment to shake their hands and thank them for the watermelon.
https://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_DSC_0749.jpgFoster Senn, president of Touchdown Club, said each player took a moment to shake their hands and thank them for the watermelon. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

By Andrew Wigger

awigger@newberryobserver.com

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