Beaufort High graduate Clark named preseason All-SAC

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The Newberry College football team has the second-most honorees on this year’s Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference football teams, which were released by the conference office on Tuesday, Aug. 4th.

Newberry has 10 total honorees (four first team, six second team) to rank behind only preseason favorites Lenoir-Rhyne. Newberry was predicted to finish third in the league by the head coaches in Monday’s preseason poll release.

Representing the scarlet and gray on the first team are offensive lineman Stephen Nance (Rock Hill, S.C.), defensive lineman Alstevis Squirewell (Great Falls, S.C.), linebacker Taylor McDonnell (Bluffton, S.C.) and punter Kyle Clark (Beaufort, S.C.).

Clark, a rising senior from Beaufort HS, was a first team all-SAC selection in both 2013 and 2014 and earned ECAC Division II All-Star honors last year. He was named DAKTRONICS second team all-Southeast Region in 2013 and 2014 and earned third team all-region honors from the Beyond Sports Network in 2014.  He led the league and earned the SAC Statistical Championship with a 39.3 yards per punt average on 54 punts. His 64-yard punt against Lenoir-Rhyne was the longest punt in the conference this season. Clark had seven punts over 50 yards and 30 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yardline, while no other punter in the Super Region had more than 22 punts inside the opponents’ 20.