2017 Berry College Football News

  • Berry Athletics Announces Department Award Winners
    April 26, 2018
    ROME, Ga. — Following the 2018 Berry Athletics Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening, the department of athletics has officially released the award winners for the 2017-18 season. 
  • Berry College Football Announces 2018 Schedule
    March 09, 2018
    ROME, Ga. — The Berry College football team has finalized the regular season schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. 
  • Vikings Place 98 on Fall SAA Academic Honor Roll
    February 09, 2018
    ATLANTA — The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced the league's fall Academic Honor Roll with the Berry College Vikings placing 98 student-athletes on the list. 
  • The Unfinished Story of the Kid Named Mamadou
    December 23, 2017
    How Gwinnett County's hidden gem became one of the top defenders in Division III
  • Soumahoro Named Cliff Harris Award Finalist for Second Straight Season
    December 20, 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For the second straight season, Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Cliff Harris Award. 
  • Berry Football Finishes Season Ranked No. 15 in D3football.com Poll
    December 18, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — At the conclusion of the season, the Berry College football team earned a No. 15 ranking in the final D3football.com poll. 
  • UPDATE: Soumahoro Selected as D3football.com National Defensive Player of the Year
    December 15, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro was named the D3football.com National Defensive Player of the Year in the wee hours of Saturday morning, also earning first team All-America recognition from the publication.
  • Soumahoro Named to AP Little All-America First Team
    December 14, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After earning his second straight All-America honor from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) earlier this week, Berry's Mamadou Soumahoro has been named to the Associated Press Little All-America Division III first team.
  • Soumahoro Earns Second Straight AFCA All-America Honor
    December 11, 2017
    WACO, Texas — For the second straight season, Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro has been selected to the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America first team.
  • Kunczewski, Soumahoro Lead D3football.com All-Region Selections
    December 06, 2017
    MINNEAPOLIS — Berry College's head football coach, Tony Kunczewski, collected his second Regional Coach of the Year honor in as many days after D3football.com announced its All-South Region teams on Tuesday night. Senior Mamadou Soumahoro was named the South Region Defensive Player of the Year, the first honor in Berry football history.
  • Kunczewski Named AFCA Regional Coach of the Year
    December 05, 2017
    WACO, Texas — Berry College head football coach Tony Kuczewski has been selected as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year after leading his team to the best season in program history.
  • Southern Athletic Association Announces Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams
    December 01, 2017
    ATLANTA - The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) has announced the 2017 Fall All-Sportsmanship teams with six Vikings earning recognition.
  • Football's Historic Season Ends at St. Thomas 29-13
    November 25, 2017
    SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Berry College football team's record-shattering season came to a close on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 18 Vikings fell to No. 4 St. Thomas University 29-13 in the second round of the NCAA Divison III playoffs. 
  • Kunczewski, Soumahoro Headline 21 Football All-SAA Selections
    November 20, 2017
    ATLANTA — In exclusive voting by the head coaches of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), Berry College’s head football coach, Tony Kunczewski, was named the league’s Coach-of-the-Year and senior defensive lineman, Mamadou Soumahoro, earned Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors, both for the second straight year. The duo headline a program-record 21 All-Conference selections.
  • Berry Football Will Travel to St. Thomas for NCAA Round Two
    November 19, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — The Berry College Vikings are heading north. After winning their first ever NCAA Divison III playoff game on Saturday, it was announced today that Coach Kunczewski's squad will travel to St. Thomas University on Nov. 25th at 1:00 p.m. ET (noon local time) for their next matchup. 
  • Berry Football Downs Huntingdon 34-20 in NCAA Opening Round
    November 18, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — Continuing to shatter records, expectations and milestones, the No. 18 Berry College football team won its first ever NCAA Playoff game this afternoon with a 34-20 victory over the Huntingdon College Hawks. 
  • Cline, Putnam, Wenclawiak Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 16, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. – The Berry College Football program's record-setting year continued to gain national recognition on Thursday afternoon after the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced three Vikings who earned Academic All-District honors. 
  • Berry Football Set to Host Huntingdon Saturday to Open NCAA Playoffs
    November 12, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced today the field of 32 teams for the 2017 NCAA Division III Football Championship, with the Berry College Vikings selected to host the Huntingdon College Hawks on Saturday at noon to open round one play.
  • Football Completes Undefeated Season with Win Over Trinity
    November 11, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — The Berry College football team secured their first undefeated regular season in program history on Saturday afternoon, holding off a stingy Trinity University team 24-21.
  • Soumahoro Earns D3football.com Team of the Week Recognition
    October 31, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After earning the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Special Teams Player of the Week award earlier this week, senior defensive lineman Mamadou Soumahoro has earned D3football.com Team of the Week recognition for the first time this season.
  • Vikings Football Rises One Spot to No. 17 in D3football.com Poll
    October 30, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After securing at least a share of their second straight conference title and the program's first NCAA playoff berth, the Berry College football team has jumped one spot to No. 17 in the latest D3football.com poll.
  • Soumahoro Named SAA Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 30, 2017
    ATLANTA — Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro is used to picking up accolades for his work on the defensive side of the ball, but the senior defensive lineman has earned the Souther Athletic Association's (SAA) Special Teams Player of the Week award this week after helping Berry to a 35-18 win over Birmingham-Southern.
  • Football Clinches Share of SAA Title, Postseason Berth at BSC
    October 28, 2017
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — For the second consecutive season, the Berry College football team has earned the title of Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Champions after a 35-18 win at Birmingham-Southern College on Saturday afternoon.
  • Mason Kinsey Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    October 25, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After setting program records for receiving yards and receiving touchdowns last week, Berry's Mason Kinsey has been selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Kinsey Torches Majors, Records as Football Improves to 8-0
    October 21, 2017
    JACKSON, Miss. — Sophomore wide receiver Mason Kinsey decided to lease a second home in the end zone of Harper Davis Field on Saturday afternoon, scoring four touchdowns to lead the No. 18 Berry football team to a 37-22 win and preserve the team's unblemished season.
  • Berry Football Jumps One Spot to No. 18 in D3football.com Poll
    October 16, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — The Berry College football team jumped to No. 18 in the latest D3football.com poll after a 34-10 win over Hendrix College on Saturday afternoon.
  • Perfect Day Earns Gregory SAA Special Teams Player of the Week
    October 16, 2017
    ATLANTA — Berry College football's Trey Gregory collected the first Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career after helping the No. 18 Vikings to a 34-10 win over Hendrix on Saturday.
  • Vikings Quell Hendrix Offense in 34-10 Showing
    October 14, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — One of the top offensive attacks in the country ran into a brick wall on Saturday afternoon, as the Berry College defense stifled the high-powered Warriors of Hendrix College in a 34-10 home victory to continue their undefeated season. 
  • Football Leaps to No. 19 in D3football.com Rankings
    October 09, 2017
    MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — After setting a program record with 543 yards of offense during a 48-10 win over Sewanee on Saturday night, the Berry College football team has jumped to No. 19 in the latest D3football.com Top 25. 
  • Soumahoro Tabbed SAA Defensive Player of the Week
    October 09, 2017
    ATLANTA — Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro led the No. 19 Vikings to a 48-10 stomp of Sewanee on Saturday night, earning the senior Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Defensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career. 
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