JV wrestling scores high at Walnut Grove
Varsity suffers losses in Tennessee
By Nick Nunn
The Morgan County High School Varsity and JV wrestling teams had a busy weekend, with the varsity team traveling to Chattanooga, TN for the Old Timer Duals and the JV squad in Walnut Grove for the Warrior Rumble tournament.
The varsity wrestling team faced four teams – Cleveland, Heritage-Catoosa, McCallie, and Sonoraville – in Chattanooga and, unfortunately, lost all four duals.
Cleveland came out ahead of Morgan County 71-6. Carter Shultz was the only wrestler to win for Morgan County against Cleveland. He was able to get a pin against his opponent in the 160 weight class.
Heritage-Catoosa outscored the Mat Dogs 53-17. Nathan Lundy and Preston Langley got pins against their opponents, and Shultz was able to come out with a technical fall.
Morgan County scored 12 points to McCallie’s 71. Quentavious Jackson pinned his opponent, and Dakota Shelton won by forfeit.
Against Sonoraville, Morgan County had its best results of the day, but still lost 21-51.
Lundy and Luke Biscoglia pinned their opponents, Shultz won by a decision, and John Grubbs won by forfeit in the 182-pound weight class.
Coach John Robbins sees the competition as a learning experience for his team; Morgan County’s wrestlers were able to compete against some of the best teams in recent years.
“It was a great opportunity for our team, as we faced a couple of the best teams out of TN and a couple of North GA powerhouses,” began Robbins. “McCallie and Cleveland are both fresh off TN state championships, Heritage-Catoosa is the defending AAA Traditional Champion in GA, and Sonoraville was runner-up only two years ago.
Robbins still believes that the team will also receive a boost when the seniors, who were previously occupied with the football postseason, fill in some spots in the wrestling roster.
“Unfortunately several of our older wrestlers were sidelined with the SAT, so we were not quite at full strength.”
Robbins also wanted to acknowledge Shultz’ return to the mat, since he wasn’t able to compete in most of the events last year.
“Senior Carter Shultz paced the team with a solid 3-1 performance, seeing his first action since his injury last season in the finals of our Christmas Classic. It was great to see Carter compete again after watching him endure all the hardships he has faced since last December.”
The JV wrestling team also had some successes this weekend at Walnut Grove’s Warrior Rumble.
Jeremy Worth placed second in the 160-pound weight class, and Dalton Fulcher took third in the 132-pound weight class. Additionally, Jacob Knight and Gurminder Singh were able to make it to fourth place in their respective weight classes.
The varsity and JV wrestling teams went to Oconee County on Tuesday to compete against Oconee County High School and Monticello. The results of this meet will be included in next week’s edition.
This Saturday, the wrestling team will be hosting the Morgan County Christmas Classic, which will begin on Friday and go through Saturday. Come out to support the wrestling program as it takes on 13 schools from the local area and beyond.
Printed in the December 6, 2012 edition