Anderson County Council recognizes Wren Hurricane Football team – State 4A Champions

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By Stan Welch
On a night when there was very little on the agenda, the Anderson County Council meeting was highlighted by several resolutions. Two of them were directly related to persons and events located in The Journal’s readership area.
First, District Six Councilman offered a resolution recognizing and honoring the Wren High School Golden Hurricanes for winning the state 4A football championship. The resolution followed the accomplishments of the schools first 13 win season in sixty two years, as well as the team’s 34-19 over Ridge View High School for the Upstate championship.
The team then traveled to Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia where they defeated     the Myrtle Beach Seahawks by a score of 35-23 to secure the state title.
Along the way, six members of the team were named to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association All Star team. They were Joe Owens, Tyler Cherry, Eli Wilson, Colin Kosek, Dez Frazier and Harrison Morgan.
Councilman Davis thanked the team for making not only Wren High School proud, but all of Anderson County. He said that the character and principles that had lead the team to success would also apply to the players as they go through life.
Then came a resolution honoring a lifetime of service to both Williamston and Anderson County. That resolution recognized the remarkable life of Williamston native Theodore A. ‘Ted’ Mattison. The accomplishments mentioned included academic, military, business and civic achievement. (For a more complete recounting of Mattison’s achievements, see a related story elsewhere in this issue.)
Finally, a resolution honoring law enforcement for their efforts in providing protection and public safety at great risk to themselves. Sheriff McBride, who accepted the resolution on behalf of the department, said that he was confident that his department was the best in the state, if not the country. “It is an honor to work for the people of Anderson County, and to work with a Council that values us in such a way.”