This weekend was a good weekend for the Morgan County High School wrestling program. Both the varsity and JV competed at the East Metro tournament hosted by Monroe Area. Coach Carter Shultz commented, “I am very happy with the way the guys competed. We are starting to turn the corner across the board and winning some tough matches. Senior Mason Adams finished second at 132 pounds falling in a tough match in the finals. He is really starting to hit his stride and wrestling well. Senior Trevor Craft finished third at 160 pounds after avenging a loss in the Consolation Finals. Senior Blake Campbell had his best showing yet, and was one round away from placing in a tough 170 pound weight class. Senior Donovan McElligott was second at 182 pounds after falling in the finals in a match that could have gone either way against 7A State Runner up Jha’Quan Anderson from Rockdale County.”
Shultz also alluded to his fine senior class that he has been coaching for their entire careers at MCHS. He said, “As you look at this list, it is hard not to notice how well our seniors are leading our team. I really enjoy being around those guys and am thankful for what they bring to the program. As we move forward with the season, I hope that we continue to progress like we have so far this year, and get a couple guys healthy (most notably Senior Finn Williams). I have no doubt that as the stage continues to get bigger; we will continue to step up and face the challenges head on.”
The Dogs will next wrestle in the Area 6-AAA Duals to be held at Jackson County High School Friday, Jan. 11 from 4-9 p.m. Morgan will compete in this event to hopefully qualify for the Georgia High School Association’s State Dual Wrestling Tournament Jan. 17-19 at the Macon Centreplex.