NEWBERRY — Tysheen Nance led a balanced Newberry offensive attack as the Bulldogs opened the Class AA Division I playoffs Friday night with a resounding 42-13 win against the Indian Land Warriors.
Nance carried the ball nine times for 101 yards and scored three touchdowns. As a team, the Bulldogs had 163 yards on 39 carries.
Newberry also got a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Khalil Sheppard. He connected twice to Jalin Alexander. Jose Lozano kicked six extra points.
Indian Land got its first touchdown on a 1-yard run from Dalton McGuirt to cut the lead to 21-6 during the second quarter. Newberry answered with 21 points.
Indian Land’s final touchdown came on an 8-yard run by Austin Gordon. Shea Rodgers kicked the extra point.
The Bulldogs (8-3) will play at Columbia next week. The loss ended Indian Land’s season at 1-10.
Indian Land 13
N - Tysheen Nance 21 run (Jose Lozano kick)
N - Nance 16 run (Lozano kick)
N - Jalin Alexander 30 pass from Khalil Sheppard (Lozano kick)
IL - Dalton McGuirt 1 run (kick failed)
N - Alexander 31 pass from Sheppart (Lozano kick)
N - Nance 20 run (Lozano kick)
N - Cohanskie Goodson 3 run (Lozano kick)
IL - Austin Gordon 8 run (Shea Rodgers kick)
Compiled by Sam Copeland