Newberry Returns 11 for 2021
NEWBERRY – With 11 players returning from a squad that went 4-4 a year ago, Newberry kicks off its 2021 campaign this week.
Included among those 11 returners are all-UP players Ivan Oswald and Logan Depew.
The 2021 season will be Newberry’s fourth under coach Joe Austin, and with a majority of their team returning, the Indians are excited to see what Year 3 of 8-player football has in store for them.
2021 Newberry Schedule
8/27 – vs. Brimley*
9/2 – at Bessemer
9/10 – at Cedarville*
9/17 – vs. Munising*
9/24 – at Rudyard*
10/1 – vs. Eben Junction Superior Central*
10/8 – vs. Pickford*
10/15 – at Engadine*
10/22 – at Rogers City
* Great Lakes Eight East Game
“We want to just improve. Don’t worry about our opponents. Worry about ourselves,” Austin said. “As long as we go out there and play as hard as we can, I think we can walk off the field with anybody and feel proud about the effort we put forth.”
“Last year, we struggled with size on the line with blocking,” added senior John Nutkins. “I think this year we should have a good shot and make some completions. It really is a team effort.”
Newberry opens its season at home against Brimley on Friday.