Jefferson defended its Class AA state duals wrestling title with a 58-9 win over Lovett in the title match Saturday at the Macon Centreplex.
That makes it a perfect 11 wins in the 11 years since the tournament began.
“The kids are excited, they wrestled real well,” Dragons coach Doug Thurmond said. “The boys made a statement, and we’re real proud of them.”
Jefferson was dominant, once again, throughout the tournament. After two wins Friday, the Dragons took down Calhoun 62-11 in the semifinals.
Jefferson had a number of wrestlers go a perfect 4-0 in Macon, including Chase Piperado, Kyle Kashuba, Josh Harris, Tyler Marinelli, Isaac Kelly, Jack Dollar, Cain Finch, Jake Sherman and Forrest Przybysz.
CHESTATEE FINISHES 6TH IN CLASS AAA: The War Eagles went 2-2 on Saturday in Macon to finish sixth overall at the state duals in the school’s first appearance.
“I’m really proud of them,” said Chestatee coach Carey Whitlow. “This is a good team and people recognize that.”
Chestatee opened the second day of the tournament with wins over Glen Hills and Eastside to advance to the consolation semifinals. The War Eagles then fell to Locust Grove 54-14 and were defeated by Woodward Academy 40-24 in the fifth-place match.
Chestatee 106-weight Jose Reyes picked up his 100th career win on Saturday.
The War Eagles will hold Senior/Alumni Night at home on Monday at 5 p.m. against Gainesville. Alumni get in free.
COMMERCE FINISHES 4TH IN CLASS A: The Tigers went 1-2 on the final day of the state duals tournament in Macon on Saturday to finish fourth overall.
Commerce fell to Holy Innocents in the semifinals, topped Social Circle 36-35 on a tiebreaker in the consolation semifinals and then fell to 2011 champs Bremen 40-27 in the consolation finals.