TAMPA — After conceding an opening kickoff return touchdown, Newsome (2-0) used a stifling defense and a relentless running game to roll over Gaither.
Senior running back Travis Hempstead gained 207 yards from scrimmage, including 170 rushing, and scored three touchdowns to lead the Wolves.
The offensive line, led by seniors Brett Baker and Tyson Mills, created huge gains for Hempstead, Ramsey Bennett and Chris Bryant as they rushed for more than 300 yards.
The defense allowed the Cowboys (1-1) only 82 total yards while sacking quarterback Alex McGough six times.
Said Hempstead, who had fumble issues last week: “I decided to show them that they can count on me. I've been working hard … doing it for the team.”
“Last week he had a few fumbles. He turned it around. He was ready to work today,” Newsome coach Ken Hiscock said.
After return man Malik Huff went 99 yards on the opening kick, Gaither could not protect McGough or generate a running game.
McGough finished with 105 yards passing.
Newsome 10 7 7 14 — 38
Gaither 7 0 0 0 — 7
G - Huff 99 kickoff return (Hobson kick)
N - FG Cobb 22
N - Hempstead 9 run (Cobb kick)
N - Hempstead 17 run (Cobb kick)
N - Hempstead 26 pass from Preston (Cobb kick)
N - Preston 4 run (Cobb kick)
N - Bryant 1 run (Cobb kick)