By Jamison Hooks (staff writer)
Senior Night vs. Monticello turned out to be a great night for the Morgan County High School (MCHS) Mat Dogs where MCHS came out on top 57, Monticello 12.
“It was a good win for the home team, and a great way to honor our seniors. Lundy, Beckham, and Worth will all be four year lettermen, as well as products of our MS program,” said Coach John Robbins.
“That means that those guys have had a hand in a lot of championships at titles, and that they have all become teammates and friends that we could rely on.”
Although they hadn’t spent all four years on the team, seniors Jesse Brooks, Chase Thompson, and Jequavious Pritchett were also celebrated.
“It takes a lot of courage to miss a year or so, and then try and make our squad. All three of these young men did that however, and have made us a much stronger team because of it,” said Robbins.
The seniors are sure to be missed by their teammates and coach. “It’s tough when you start looking at replacing these guys, because it really is like losing a family member,” commented Robbins.
Next up, the Mat Dogs will travel to Jefferson to wrestle in a Varsity and Junior Varsity tri-meet. The Mat Dogs will also face Flowery Branch at the meet.
Jefferson who recently claimed their 15th straight state title will be a great competitor for Morgan County.
This will be the Mat Dog’s last event before the traditional state series, which starts in Elberton with the 8-AAA Traditional Region Championships.
“Our guys are definitely excited and hungry for the traditional state series, particularly after watching both Jefferson and Oconee make it to the Final Four in Macon this past weekend.”