South Atlantic Conference


CARSON-NEWMAN CATAWBA LENOIR-RHYNE
"Eagles" "Indians" "Bears"
Jefferson City, TN Salisbury, NC Hickory, NC
LIMESTONE MARS HILL NEWBERRY
"Saints" "Lions" "Wolves"
Gaffney, SC Mars Hill, NC Newberry, SC
TUSCULUM VIRGINIA-WISE WINGATE
"Pioneers" "Highland Cavaliers" "Bulldogs"
Greeneville, TN Wise, VA Wingate, NC

Comments

Virginia-Wise will be a new member of this conference in 2019.


Historical Helmets

CARSON-NEWMAN

1996 - 2016 ? - 1995; 2017 -

CATAWBA

1970? - ? ? - 1978 1988 - 1990
1990? - ? 1995 -

LENOIR-RHYNE

c.1990 ? - 2001 2002 - 2007
2008 - 2012 2013 -

LIMESTONE

2014 2014 -

2014 was this team's first year.


MARS HILL

1963 1960 - 1962; 1964 - 1965 1966 - 1967
*see note 1 below
1971 - 1974 1975 - 1976 1977 - 1978
1979 - 1980 1981 - 1982 1984
1985 1986 1993 - 2002
2003 2004 - 2010 2011 - 2012
2013 -

*1 During the 1960 season, the team captains wore a slightly different design - the stripe and facemasks were white. In 1965, large white players' uniform numerals were worn at the back of the helmet, on either side of the middle stripe.


NEWBERRY

c.1988? - 2001 2002 2003 - 2007
2008 - 2010 2011 October 26, 2013
November 2, 2013;
November 9, 2013
November 23, 2013 2012 - 2013
October 18, 2014;
October 25, 2014
November 8, 2014;
November 15, 2014
2014
2015 2016 2017 -

Newberry's team nickname was "Indians" in 2007 and during prior years.


TUSCULUM

? - c.1999 c.2000 - 2015 2016 -
*see note 1 below

*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has a large 'pioneer head' logo (as shown below).


VIRGINIA-WISE

? - 2010 2011 - 2014 2015 - 2016
2017 2018 -

Prior to 1999 this school was named Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia. Clinch Valley had a football team from 1991 through 1998; I have received no information regarding football helmet designs for that period.


WINGATE

2001? - 2003 2004 - 2011 2012 -
2015 -

The "?-2000?" helmet design used by Wingate has been described to me as being white with a blue "W", similar to that used on the first helmet shown above; I would appreciate some photographs of this design.