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North Hall wrestling team wins Archer Invitational behind three first-place finishes
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The North Hall wrestling team poses for a photo after finishing first at the Archer Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 at Archer High School. - For The Times

The defending Class 3A state champion North Hall wrestling team won the Archer Invitational on Saturday at Archer High School. 

The Trojans topped the 15-team pool by scoring 241 points to beat out defending Class 5A state champion Buford (193 points) and Class 6A runner up South Paulding (144.5 points). 

North Hall got first-place finishes from Jacob Pedraza at 126 pounds, Mathew Glenn at 132 pounds and Logan Hawthorne at 195 pounds. Second-place finishers included Dawson Thompson at 106 pounds, Jack Whitmire at 138 pounds, and Seth Carlton at 220 pounds. 

Dalton Battle and Bowie Eisenberg finished third at 170 pounds and 285 pounds, respectively, while Cody Smith finished fourth at 152 pounds. 

Hunter Adams managed a fifth-place finish at 160 pounds, and Noah Hopkins, Hayden Cook and Logan West finished seventh at 120, 145 and 182 pounds. 

North Hall will compete next on Dec. 1st at Mountain View High School in a team dual format tournament. North Hall has a dual record of 3-0.

Compiled by Nathan Berg

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