By Nick Nunn, staff writer
The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) wrestling fought hard last Saturday at Social Circle’s Redskin Rumble tournament, coming in second place behind the top-seeded Commerce Middle School Tigers.
“The team did really well this week,” said Morgan County Middle School Wrestling Coach Mark Roper.
“Once again it was a total team effort with key wins in every weight class. Halfway though the tournament we were in third place,” continued Coach Roper.
“We stayed focused and was able to climb into second place above Veterans and Elbert County.”
Top finishers for the MCMS Mat Dogs were Garner Drummond, who took first place in the 112 lb. bracket, and Zack Smith ,who came in second in the 130 lb. bracket.
“Garner Drummond was the tournament champion in the 112 lb. weight class… pinning everyone he faced Saturday,” said Coach Roper.
“Zack Smith pinned three of his opponents on his way to second place in the 130 lb. weight class.
Jack Efird and Donovan McElligott finished in third in the 75 lb. and 90 lb. brackets, respectively.
Fourth place finishers for MCMS were Jacob Peters, Caleb Knight, Michael Stephens, Tre Davis and Joel Alcarez.
“Some of our new wrestlers were able to get some valuable experience to get them ready for the league matches that are coming up next week,” said Roper.
Next Tuesday, Dec. 3, the MCMS wrestling team will take on Athens Christian and Green County at home beginning at 4:30 p.m. Come out to support the MCMS Mat Dogs as they continue on into their 2013-2014 season.