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Also Religion and Classifieds august 6, 2015
Rams-Trojans rematch expected for CIAA title game
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHRONICLE
The start of another CIAA football sea
ion is less than a month away. Here's a cap
?ulized look at each team.
Winston-Salem State: After missing the
Division II playoffs for the first time in
four seasons, WSSU, under second-year
x>ach Kienus Boulware, is ready to make
amends. The Rams intend to reclaim their
status as the league's undisputed kingpins.
Running back lyree Massey and defensive
end Michael Bloomfield are central figures
in the game plan.
Fayetteville State: After coming up one
game short of advancing to last year's con
ference title game, Fayetteville State wants
to prove itself worthy. Quarterback Derrick
Bryant has demonstrated that he has the
potential to take the Broncos to a higher
Livingstone College: The Blue Bears
are the real deal, so there won't be any
sneaking up on folks like they did last fall.
With the return of quarterback Drew
Powell and game-changer Jalen Hendricks,
Livingstone will have a definite say about
which teams fmish where in the final
Shaw University: Don't sell the Bears
short - especially if they can find ways to
win close games. In four of their seven
See Title Game on B2
Photo by Crmig T. GrttnUe
The primary goals for Coach Kienus Boulware and the Rams are to win another
CIAA title and advance to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the fourth time
Parkland Mustangs look
to race out the gate
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High school team will try to take
advantage of non-conference schedule
BY TEVIN STINSON
It has been some time since the Parkland Mustangs fin
ished at the top of the 4A Piedmont Triad Conference, but
third-year head coach Martin Samek has high hopes for
2015-16 football season.
Samek believes this year's team has enough talent to
get a some wins early in the season and take that momen
tum into conference play. Three out of the first four games
on Parkland's schedule will be against teams who compete
in a 2A conference or lower.
They will not face another 4A opponent until week six,
when they travel to Clemmons to face West Forsyth.
"Our schedule is a little more accommodating. I'm not
saying it will be easy, because they are good teams, but it
is more accommodating to our team, our size and our pro
gram," Samek said.
"They haven't had a good start here in six or seven
years. It would be nice to get off to a good start. I think il
we get off to a good start, that will carry over, and the
results at the end of the season could be a lot different ."
On defense, the Mustangs will rely on the strength and
experience of senior linebackers Cameron Wagner and
Daquan McLean. The duo will look to improve a defense
that allowed over 40 points on three different occasions
"We have really focused on strength and conditioning
coming into summer workouts. We also brought in some
new coaches," said Samek. "It seems to be really making
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Winston-Salem State University Athletics announces new stadium security procedures
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
Winston-Salem State University and the WSSU Department of Athletics have
announced new security procedures for Bowman Gray Stadium. These procedures will
take effect for the 2015 season.
"There has been a considerable amount of collaboration with WSSU Campus
Police in developing stadium procedures that will provide a safe environment and an
enjoyRhle experience for our fans, student-athletes and officials," says Tonia Walker,
WSSU director of athletics.
"While we realize that some of these policies are different from how we were able
to operate at Bowman Gray Stadium in the past, the changes were made with spectator
safety at the forefront of our decisions," Walker added.
WSSU's gameday policies have been developed over the last year by a committee
representing a cross-section of units working on Bowman Gray Stadium operations
See Security on B2
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