2018 Team Preview: Wagener Salley War Eagles

School: Wagener-Salley

Mascot: War Eagles

Region: Class 1A Region 3


Head Coach: Willie Fox

Assistant Coaches: Parrish Deans – Defensive Coordinator, Reginald Corley- Receivers, Colt Bedenbaugh- Defensive Line, Corey Erskine – Offemsive Line, Willie Stroman – Secondary, Jacob Huggins – Quarterbacks,

2017 results:
8-3 overall with a 5-2 mark in region.

2018 Schedule
DATE OPPONENT (bold indicates region game)
8-17 at Pelion
8-24 Fox Creek
8-31 at Eau Claire
9-14 Hunter-Kinard-Tyler
9-21 at Blackville-Hilda
9-28 at Williston-Elko
10-5 North
10-12 at Ridge Springs-Monetta
10-19 Denmark Olar
10-26 Estill


Kevin Jackson RB 2020
Elijah Davis WR/TE 2021
OL 2020
Tyquan Jerry OL 2020
Nigel Brown OL 2021
Dalton Fields C 2019
MyKell Landy QB 2020


Jhuatieq Davis DL 2020
Westin Williams DL 2020
Elijah Davis DE 2021
Rod Landy DE
Jeremiah Bynem LB 2020
Josh Davis LB 2019
Denzell Kitching DB 2019
Kaleb Shaw DB 2020
Jakavias Jones DB 2020

The 2018 War Eagles will be the most experienced team that has been fielded in Wagener in a while. We have been young for the past three years, but we have been successful. We have grown up on the fly but this year will be the first time we aren’t “young”. We have high expectations this season that include competing for a Region Championship and winning in the post season.

We’ve been watching this War Eagle team mature since starting an almost entire freshman roster two seasons ago. This past season was an outstanding year for them as they were potent on offense and gave up just 12 points per game. They have a very good chance at challenging this year for the top spot in region.

My take: The War Eagles are impressive and playing young for the past two seasons is paying off. I think they are a 2nd place finisher but will push hard for the top.


About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded SCVarsity.com as one of the first high school sites on the Rivals.com Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.

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