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wssu Rams drop season opener 17-7 To UNC Pembroke Braves
SPECIAL TO THE
University struck first, but
allowed 17 unanswered
points, as the Rams
dropped their season open
er, 17-7 to the UNC
Pembroke Braves at Grace
P. Johnson Stadium in
Played in front of a
crowd of 7 357 standing
room only fans on a hot and
muggy night, the WSSU
Rams would take the open
ing kick, and would use a
solid mix of run and pass to
navigate down the field on
10 plays covering 75 yards,
as Rod Tinsley Jr. would
find an open Anthony Rook
for a 12-yard scoring strike.
Will Johnson would con
vert the PAT attempt to
give WSSU an earl y7 7-0
The UNC Pembroke
Braves would answer in the
second quarter, when
Patrick O'Brien would find
an open BJ Bunn for a 21
yard score to tie the game
The Braves Matt Davis
would convert on a 24 yard
field goal with 2:30 left
before the half, capping a
15 play, 78 yard drive to
take a 10-7 lead into half
UNCP would take the
second half kickoff and
drive down the field for
another score, this time a
one yard run from Cliff
Jones to take a command
ing 17-7 lead early in the
could not find any consis
tency on the offensive side
of the ball to maintain any
drives and found their three
drives of the quarter ending
WSSU had one last
chance late to put points on
the scoreboard, but on 4th
and 26, Tinsley's pass to
Marcel Caver Jr. was over
thrown, ending any chance
the Rams had of making a
UNCP outgained the
Rams 280 to 235 on the
night, and WSSU also shot
itself in the foot with nine
penalties for 80 yards.
was led in rushing by Tyree
Massey, who finished with
12 carries for 58 yards,
while Kerrion Moore had 2
carries for 13 yards.
Rod Tinsley Jr., getting
his first collegiate start, fin
ished 23 of 35 with one
interception for 195 yards
and one touchdown.
Marcel Caver Jr. had
eight catches to lead the
Rams in receiving, racking
up 90 yards on those recep
tions. Rashan Williams
added four catches for 27
yards, and Anthony Rook
and William Belcher had
three catches each. Rook
hauled in one touchdown
catch and finished with 20
receiving yards while
Belcher added 19 yards.
Defensively, the Rams
were led by PJ Clybum,
who finished with a game
high tying eight tackles,
including one tackle for a
loss. Kailan Chavis and
Vemon Brandon each fin
ished with six tackles and
one pass breakup each.
James Bullock and Michael
Bloomfield each had five
tackles, with Bullock also
picking up ft tackle for a
lass, and Bloomfield added
one sack and one tackle for
a loss. Five different Ram
players finished with three
tackles each, and four
Rams had two tackles
apiece on the evening.
Jarell Bright picked up a
sack, and Demeeko Jones
Jr had a fumble recovery
on special teams for
Will Johnson finished
the night with a 37.4 yards
per punt average on seven
punts, with a long of 46
yards and dropping four
punts inside the 20 yard
"We are disappointed,
but this is just the first
game. We are going to love
up our guys, and get them
ready for our next game.
Valdosta State will be a
tough opponent, so we
have to regroup and get
ready to play", said WSSU
head coach Kienus
"We'll go back to work,
and the games don't get
any easier," Boulware said.
"We have our toughest
game coming up because
it's our next game."
University will continue its
early season road cam
paign, with a "home"
game, as the Rams will
take on powerhouse
Valdosta State in the Cobb
County Clash at
McEachem High School.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6
reports that only 20 seats
remain on the bus to travel
to Powder Springs,
Georgia, for the game with
Valdosta State. Contact
Reginald McCaskill at 336
Today (Thursday, Sept. 10)
is the deadline.
Photos by Tevin Stinson
A member of the Pfafftown Packers finds running room in the Titans defense on
Saturday, Sept. 5 at Northwest Middle School.
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Ahmani Marshall uses some nice footwork to get around a Lewisville Titan
defender on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Rushing attack is key in victory
BY TEVIN STINSON
The members of the Pfafftown Packers Jr. Midget
squad flexed their muscle over the weekend when they
took on the Lewisville Titans.
The American Football League matchup was held at
Northwest Middle School, home of the Packers for over
The Packers got things started on defense. On the
opening drive, Titans quarterback
Ethan Russell was sacked in the backfield on fourth
down. The Packers took over inside their own 15 yard line
following the turnover on downs.
The turnover turned into quick points for the Packers.
Daniel Moyer Jr. found running room on the right side of
the Titans defense for the first score of the day. Jordan
Timmons added the extra point for the Packers putting
them ahead 7-0.
After a quick three plays, the Titans offense was
unable to gain a first down and was forced to punt.
Packers return specialist Tazhae Woods fielded the
punt at the 50 yard line, danced around a few defenders
and raced into the end zone. Woods added the extra point
as well, pushing the Packers' lead to 14.
The Titans defense didn't seem to have a answer for
the Packers' rushing attack. By the end of the first quarter,
the Packers had added two more touchdowns, one by
G'Mone Wilson and another by Jordan Timmons.
The Packers added a number of touchdowns in the sec
ond quarter as well. Going into halftime, the score was 44
Picking up where they left off, the Packers continued
to dominate the Titans in the second half.
Jeremiah Jackson caught the second half kickoff and
went 60 yards seemingly untouched into the end zone for
another Packer touchdown.
Although it was a very long day for Titans head coach
Greg Atwood, he said he was proud of the way his team
fought even when they got down early.
"We did not give up," said Atwood. "It's easy to quit
especially when you're losing, but our guys didn't give up
and fought until the end."
A number of Atwood's players had some standout
plays for the Titans, including: Andrew Danley, Ethan
Russell, Nick Pyne, James Bennett and Alex Boner.
An assistant coach from the Titans said he believes the
team has what it takes to turn the season around.
Packers head coach Gary Warren was pleased with the
way his team played, but said the team still had a number
of mental mistakes that will be corrected as the season
"The team played well today, but we have to cut down
on our mental mistakes," said Warren. "Those mistakes
could hurt us in the future if we don't correct it now."
Key performers for the Packers include Rahkiem
Morris, Jashauwyne Stephens, Antwan Spring Jr., and
The Pfafftown Packers and the Lewisville Titans are
both members of the Piedmont Youth Football and Cheer
League, a member of the American Youth Football organ
ization. The Jr. Midget division is for boys and girls
between ages 11-13. The division also has a set weight
limit of 155 pounds.
For more information on the Packers, Titans or other
local members of the PYFCL visit www.pyfcl.com.
Bachelor Benedict Club
donates $1,000 to track club
Special to The Chronicle
The Bachelor Benedict Club Inc.,
donated $1,000 to the Winston-Salem
Roadrunners Track Club in June. The
Bachelor Benedict Club is a social
organization whose objective is to
promote and perpetuate the highest
moral standards and the social ideals
of the community.
TTie Bachelors Club, which later
became the Bachelor Benedict Club,
was organized during a time of racial
segregation. It was founded in
Indianapolis, Indiana in 1902 by sev
eral young men, all bachelors looking
for social outlets.
Between 1902 and 1914, The
Bachelors Club developed and
expanded its social programs. It
became one of the premiere African
American organizations in the
Midwest, attracting young men from
As time passed, many members
had changed their status from bache
lor to benedict. The Benedict, which
means married man, was added to the
club name and it became known as
the Bachelor Benedict Club in 1914.
The Bachelor Benedict Club of
Winston-Salem was founded in 1929.
During the '20s and '30s, it became
an important social networking
source for African-Americans. The
members, during that period, helped
shape the Black Community of
The 2015 officers of the Winston
Salem Bachelor-Benedict Club Inc.
are as follows:
President, Ronald I. Hutton; Vice
President, Willie McCloud Jr.;
Recording Secretary, Willie L. Clark
Jr.; Assistant Recording Secretary,
Michael L. Suggs; Corresponding
I Secretary, Napoleon Richardson Jr.;
Financial Secretary, Alfred White;
Treasurer, Ward B. Miller;
Parliamentarian, Richard N. Davis;
and Chaplain, Joseph D. Crocker.
The money received from the
Bachelor Benedict Club Inc. was
used to aid athletes on their journey to
the AAU National Junior Olympics in
Norfolk, Virginia, on August 3-8.
The first step in the journey was the
AAU Regional Meet in Charlotte on
The Winston-Salem Roadninners
Track Club exists to promote healthy
living through exercise and proper
nutrition, to cultivate a competitive
spirit through track and field, and to
encourage education and higher
learning in order to build the youth of
today into leaders of tomorrow.
For more information, contact '
Melissia Sutton at 336-618-7792 or
email at boardofathletics@roadrun- (
rnoto by Tevin Stiiuon
Mighty Mite Ravens capture victory
4 running back from the Winston-Salem Ravens
Mighty Mite division stiff arms a defender during a
%ame on Saturday. Sept. 5. The Mighty Mite division
is for children between the ages of 7 and 9 who
weigh at least 105 pounds. The visiting Ravens came
iway with the 21-0 victory over the Indians.