Red­skins fin­ish first at East Metro Tour­ney

The Covington News - - SPORTS - ALAN HOWARD Spe­cial to The News sports@cov­news.com

The So­cial Cir­cle High School Wrestling team took home first place hon­ors at the East Metro Tour­na­ment last weekend at Lo­ganville High School.

The Red­skins fin­ished in first with 259 points in the 21-team event, while Rock­dale County (218.5) and Oconee (195) fin­ished sec­ond and third, re­spec­tively.

Newton County's Al­covy fin­ished fourth over­all with 175 points, while Newton High rounded out the top five at the event with 127 points.

Lo­ganville (123) and Jack­son County (122.5) fin­ished sixth and sev­enth, re­spec­tively, while Clarke Cen­tral and Mon- ti­cello tied for eighth with 122 points.

Eastside fin­ished in tenth place with 102.5 points.

So­cial Cir­cle coach Randy Prater said he was very happy about how his Red­skins per­formed at the East Metro Tour­na­ment.

“We are get­ting bet­ter ev­ery week," Prater said. " I be­lieve this is the first time we have ever won this tour­na­ment. Last year, we got sec­ond place be­hind Oconee by 13 points. It was nice to be able to win a tour­na­ment of this size while miss­ing three or four of your starters. ... I am very happy (about) how we did.”

The Red­skins had 11 plac­ers at the tour­na­ment.

Reid Har­ris (120), David Engstrom (145) and Jeremy Tyson (170) were all tour­na­ment cham­pi­ons.

Cade Lackey (138) fin­ished sec­ond, with Ste­vie Howard (113), Ja­cob Noth (152) and Eric Wil­son (285) all plac­ing third in their weight classes.

Jimmy Haynes (195) placed fourth in his di­vi­sion, while Mitchell Clegg (132) took fifth. Both Justin Givens (160) and Ryan Har­ris (182) took sixth place place.

The Red­skins re­turn to ac­tion when they host the Red­skins Rum­ble this weekend at So­cial Cir­cle High School on Satur­day. This will be the last tour­na­ment of the year for So­cial Cir­cle be­fore head­ing into the Area tour­na­ment, Sec­tional Tour­na­ment and State tour­na­ment for the AA clas­si­fi­ca­tion.

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