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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
oman’s Club of Wagener Honors Maradelle Ray
y Lemyra Young; photos by Bill Taylor
Woman’s Club o Wagener recently hosted a celebration honoring MaradelleRay or her lielong devotion and commitment o service to the people o agener and the surrounding communities. District 86 House o Representative Bill aylor presented Mrs. Ray with a letter rom Governorikki R. Haley commending her or her work and service in making Wagenerand the surrounding communities a better place to live, work, and learn andor her level o achievement and leadership in the own o Wagener.Representative aylor also presented a Certiicate o Appreciation romGovernor Nikki Haley in recognition and appreciation or Mrs. Ray’s serviceo the State o South Carolina. Mrs. Ray also received a letter o commendation rom Senator NikkiSetzler and a Certiicate o Appreciation rom South Carolina Senate. heelebration was attended by amily, riends, and many others, including:istrict 86 House o Representatives Bill aylor, Aiken County District OneCouncil Kathy Rawls, Aiken County RMC Judith Warner, Wagener ownCouncilman Joey Black, and President o Western District o GeneralFederation o Women’s Clubs o South Carolina Ann Fornwald.
Second-half defense carries War Eagles to opening win
AGENER-SALLEY 33, LATTA 28
by Eric Russell
For a majority o the night, whenatta needed a big play on oense, iturned to senior running back RJcClam. It was no dierent on theiggest play o the game.With 4:06 remaining in the ourthquarter and the Vikings acing aourth-and-8 in War Eagles’ territory,cClam had the ball in his hands again.Only this time he was throwing it.He had a receiver open, but the passame up short. Tat was the last realhreat Wagener-Salley aced in the 33-28ictory over Latta in the season opener.It was a tale o two halves or the Waragles’ deense. McClam set the toneor the rst hal when he took the ball5 yards or a touchdown on Latta’s rstlay rom scrimmage. He went on toscore two more times in the rst hal,nce on a rush and on a 74-yard kicko eturn as well.“Tey did a good job blocking orim in the rst hal, (Donell) Stanley opened some lanes up or him and hegot loose. We were planning or that thisweek; we knew he could run,” WagenerSalley head coach Ken ucker said aferthe game. “At halfime, I told the guys weneeded some more eort out there andto get aggressive.”Te War Eagles deense responded.Afer giving up 143 yards on the groundto McClam in the rst hal, they heldhim to 59 in the second hal.“We weren’t able to get the lanes wegot in the rst hal,” Latta head coachKelly Williamson said. “Hopeully wecan learn rom this and improve onsome things going into the next game.”Latta struggled all night with thepassing game. Quarterback KelWilliamson connected on 2 o 8passes on the night or 14 yards. Hiscounterpart Malcolm Stromancompleted ve o 12 passes on the nightor 170 yards. Nijae Jerry completed histwo passes or 64 yards as well.Wagener-Salley also turned up itsrun game in the second hal o thegame. Eric Corley broke loose or twobig runs in the hal, including a 27-yardtouchdown to pull the team within threepoints.On the next oensive possession,Wagener-Salley took the lead or goodwhen Nijae Jerry connected withMalcolm Stroman on a screen passthat Stroman took in or a 40 yardtouchdown.
Staf Photo By Eric Russell Wagener-Salley running back Eric Corley rushes the ballduring the team’s 33-28 victory over Latta.