Wolves seek playoff win Saturday against Tuskegee


Newberry College is making its third postseason appearance in the last four seasons.


NEWBERRY — Newberry will look to win its second-ever playoff game on Saturday as the Wolves, the No. 2 seed in Super Region 2 and the 14th-ranked team in the nation, welcome 2015 Division II Football Championship quarterfinalist Tuskegee to Setzler Field on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Golden Tigers are making their fourth straight postseason appearance, while Newberry has advanced to the postseason in three of the last four campaigns. The winner will take on the victor between third-seeded Florida Tech and sixth-seeded North Greenville. Should the Wolves advance past Tuskegee, the second-round matchup would occur at Setzler Field.

Tuskegee is 8-2, while Newberry enters the contest on a 10-game winning streak at 10-1 overall.

Live video will be available at www.newberrywolves.tv while live audio will be available at www.newberrywolves.tv, WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County, www.wkdk.com, “WKDK” on TuneIn smartphone app.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children up to age 18 and students with an ID.Parking will be $20 for general parking and free for Athletic Club members.

With a win, Newberry would host the winner of No. 3 Florida Tech and No. 6 North Greenville next Saturday.

Newberry also reached the postseason in 1955, losing 14-13 to Lenoir-Rhyne in the Palmetto Shrine Bowl in Columbia.

With Saturday’s come-from-behind win over Wingate, Newberry became the 16th team in South Atlantic Conference history to win the league with an undefeated record.

Newberry’s most recent conference title came during the 2008 season, when Newberry finished in a three-way tie for first with Tusculum and Carson-Newman at 5-2. The Wolves had not won an outright conference title since finishing 6-1 in 2006.

Newberry has now tied a school record with 10 straight wins overall that stood since 2006. The Wolves have also extended their school record with a 10th consecutive conference win, a mark that will stretch into next season.

The Wolves will wear scarlet jerseys with gray pants vs. Tuskegee, which was the only jersey and pant combination that Newberry did not don during the regular season. Newberry wore all white on three occasions, all scarlet twice, and wore all other combinations once.

Newberry College is making its third postseason appearance in the last four seasons.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Football5.jpgNewberry College is making its third postseason appearance in the last four seasons.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

This release was provided by Newberry College.

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