PREP WRESTLING: Her­itage wins Bronze ti­tle at Union Grove

The Catoosa County News - - SPORTS - By Scott Herpst [email protected]

The Her­itage High School wrestling team trav­eled to metro At­lanta on Satur­day to com­pete in the pres­ti­gious Union Grove Duals, fea­tur­ing some of the top teams in the state.

The Gen­er­als fin­ished 3-2 on the day to win the Bronze Pool of the tour­na­ment, de­feat­ing Salem (73-6), White­wa­ter (5018) and East Coweta (3932), but los­ing to Vet­er­ans (63-18) and Fan­nin County (52-30).

Drake Parker ( 182 pounds) went a per­fect 5-0 with four pins, while Seth In­gle (170) was 5-0 with two pins.

Garett Stephens (152) was 4-1 with three pins. Ryan Craft (113) went 4-1 with two pins, while Nathan Boat­man (126) and Chris­tian Mer­rill (160) were both 3-2 with a pair of pins.

Alex Eacret ( 195) and Randy Brooks (285) were both 3- 2 with one pin. En­rique Ro­driguez (106) won two matches by pin, while Mike Stokes (145) had two wins, one by pin. Matthew Te­treault (220) picked up a win via pin­fall. Ma­son Day (120) and Gar­rett Pen­ning­ton (132) both won one match, while Jack Showal­ter (138) was praised for his ef­fort on the day.

A lit­tle closer to home, Nathan Wil­liams went 3-0 and won the 195-pound ti­tle for LFO at the Mur­ray County In­vi­ta­tional. Lan­dyn Boyd (145) went 3-2 on the day and missed medal­ing by one match.

For Gor­don Lee, Hunter Bur­nette and Bryce James took sec­ond place at 106 and 113 pounds, re­spec­tively, while Owen Frost was fourth at 160.

Team scor­ing was un­avail­able as of press time.

The Tro­jans also made the drive to Jasper on Fri­day and re­turned home with a 1- 2 record in a quad-match.

The Tro­jans lost to host school Pick­ens, 44-24, and were edged out by Class 7A Mil­ton, 36-30, but scored a win over Class 4A Cedar­town, 36-24.

Lo­gan But­ler went 3-0 on the day for Gor­don Lee. Bur- nette and James were both 2-0, while Tomy Duke went 2-1.

The Area Duals will be con- tested this week­end as teams vie for spots at state later this month.

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Led by Drake Parker and Seth In­gle, who both went 5-0 on the day, the Her­itage Gen­er­als won the Bronze pool of the Union Grove Duals on Satur­day as they get set to host the Area 6- AAAA Duals this week­end.

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