By Nick Nunn staff writer
The Morgan County Middle School (MCMS) wrestling team outscored all of the other teams to win the Peach State League Individuals Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 11.
The teams from Social Circle, Washington-Wilkes, and Elbert County were no match for the MCMS Mat Dogs, who took the tournament with a total score of 110.5.
Morgan County wrestlers Zach Smith, Garner Drummond, Jacob Peters, and Michael Stephens all came out as the champions of their weight divisions, while Donovan McElligott and Curry Wadsworth took runner-up in their classes.
Other placers for the Dogs were Tyler Snowden and Nick Shook, who placed third in the tournament, and Taylor Webb, Caleb Knight, and Thomas Bailey, who went home with fourth-place finishes.
“The team was led by all of our eighth graders, who stepped up to the challenge to place in the top four,” said MCMS Wrestling Head Coach Mark Roper. “Next Saturday, we will be traveling to Elbert County to compete in the Peach State League Duals Tournament to complete our season,” said Coach Roper.
“We are going into the tournament undefeated in duals matches in the league, so we have a good chance of winning that one as well.” The duals tournament in Elbert County will begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 18, as the final event of the 2013-2014 MCMS wrestling season.