By Alvin Richardson
It’s time for winter sports and Morgan County’s wrestling team is ready to roll. The Bulldogs of Coach John Robbins are a Georgia powerhouse program as evidenced by their 15-3 record and third place finish in the traditional state meet last season. The Dogs wound up behind Jefferson and Ringgold in 2015-16 and are looking to better that this year.
Led by returning state champion Jody McAlister and state finalist Antonio Robinson the Bulldogs have a solid base to build on. Morgan also has a number of returners who finished strong last year. With the likes of Garner Drummond, Kevin Berisko, Sean and Donovan McElligott, Michael Rhodes, Robert Gibbs, Zach Smith and Ladarius Andrews Morgan County has a wealth of wrestlers who have the potential to put Morgan County in the hunt for a state title.
According to Robbins Bremen, Ringgold and Lovett are the top schools in Class AAA this season. The powerful Jefferson program has moved up to Class AAAA thus leaving a void in the top spot for someone to fill.
Morgan County opened their season this past Wednesday at the West Forsyth Duals. Details were not available at press time.