Newberry Opens Season With Blowout Win

NEWBERRY, S.C. (NC SID) — The Newberry College Wolves (1-0) took off to a 28-point first quarter lead and steadily pulled further away in a 55-0 rout of Livingstone College (0-2) at Setzler Field to open the season Saturday.

The Wolves’ first four drives all ended in touchdowns, leaving no doubt in the final result of the game. Quarterback Bryan Ehrlich (San Antonio, Texas) completed 6-of-9 passes for 108 yards and four touchdowns in his first collegiate start.

“I was very happy with all phases of our game tonight,” said head coach Todd Knight. “From offense to defense to special teams, it all came together.” Senior wide receiver David Pressley (Anderson, S.C.) caught touchdown passes of two and 27 yards, while Edward Gilliard (Summerville, S.C.) caught a 39-yard touchdown and Cameron Winchester (Gilbert, S.C.) caught a 30-yarder.

In the midst of the offensive fireworks, senior defensive end Derrell Kinard (Boiling Springs, S.C.) put on a show of his own. While applying pressure to the Livingstone quarterback, Kinard made a spectacular one-handed interception and scampered 27 yards into the endzone.

By the time the Wolves’ fourth drive ended, the hosts held a 35-0 lead.