COLUMBIA, SC - The Newberry football team is already achieving milestones before the season starts. The South Atlantic Conference picked Newberry to win the conference crown. It's the first preseason number one ranking in Wolves history.
Newberry won the SAC title last year with a 7-0 record. They also had the best scoring offense and defense in the league.
This season they have 10 preseason all SAC players-7 on the first team. Head coach Todd Knight isn't shying away from expectations of winning the SAC.
"I'm proud of what we've done here and I don't want to downplay with the kids this season. A lot of coaches say no don't think about that, don't worry about that but it's taken us so long to get here I want to embrace it," Knight said. "I want us to act like we belong. We are picked number one. Let's come through the gate acting like it and prove that we belong there."
The Wolves will be in Charleston taking on the Citadel on Saturday, September 2nd.
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