So­cial Cir­cle re­peats at Red­skin Rum­ble

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

The So­cial Cir­cle High School wrestling team won the Red­skin Rum­ble for the se­cond year in a row this past week­end, com­ing out on top at the 11-team event.

Al­covy, Evans, Ge­orge Wal­ton Academy, Jones County, La­mar County, Mon­ti­cello, Mor­gan County, New­ton County, Salem and Wal­nut Grove joined the Semi­noles at the event.

In ad­di­tion to the 11 teams, tour­na­ment di­rec­tor and SCHS coach Randy Prater as­sem­bled an ad­di­tional So­cial Cir­cle team to com­pete in the event.

So­cial Cir­cle's first team fin­ished first over­all with 260.5 points.

Al­covy and Mor­gan County fin­ished se­cond and third over­all with 226 and 156 points, re­spec­tively.

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se­cond team (133) and Mon­ti­cello (121) re­ounded out the top five at the event, while New­ton County (120), Evans (96), Jones County (89), Wal­nut Grove (41), Salem (16), La­mar County (11) and Ge­orge Wal­ton Academy (3) rounded out the rest of the fin­ishes.

“The tour­na­ment ran very smoothly," Prater said. "I was glad to be able to put to­gether two teams for the event. Be­cause of sched­ul­ing for next year, we might not be able to have this event.”

So­cial Cir­cle had five wrestlers fin­ish in first place in their re­spec­tive di­vi­sions.

Ste­vie Howard (113), Reid Har­ris (120), Cade Lackey (132), A.J. Howard (138) and David Engstrom (145) earned first-place fin­ishes for the Red­skins. In se­cond place for So­cial Cir­cle were Aaron For­rester (152) and Jeremy Tyson (170).

Se­nior Justin Givens placed third at 160 pounds, with Daw­son Queen (126), Ryan Har­ris (182), Colton Stairs (195) and Eric Wil­son (285) all tak­ing fourth in their di­vi­sions.

“I knew our se­cond team was go­ing to be very strong," Prater said. "(We) have sev­eral weight classes very deep with tal­ented wrestlers, so it was good to get them into the tour­na­ment to end their sea­son with a strong fin­ish.”

So­cial Cir­cle’s se­cond team fin­ished with three wrestlers plac­ing se­cond in­clud­ing Trey Paschal (113), Cameron Paschal (138) and Chase Steven (145).

Se­nior Ja­cob Noth (145) fin­ished third and Zack Kin­non (106), Ja­cob Wil­son (132) Joseph Eid­son (220) all placed fourth.

The Rum­ble also gave So­cial Cir­cle the chance to rec­og­nize their se­niors. The Red­skins too time be­fore the tour­na­ment to honor se­nior wrestlers Ryan Davis, A.J. Howard, Ja­cob Noth, Jutsin Givens, Josh Tyson, Jeremy Tyson, Tevin Burke, Joseph Eid­son and Eric Wil­son and se­nior man­agers Tay­lor Brown and Jor­don Holcome.

So­cial Cir­cle will com­pete in just three more reg­u­lar seasn tour­na­ments, in­clud­ing next week at the Area tour­na­ment hosted at Greater At­lanta Chris­tian where the top-4 wrestlers in each weight class ad­vance to Sec­tion­als.

Sub­mit­ted photo/The Covington News

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