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Dawson County wrestlers take third place at North Oconee
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Jack Cupp, senior, looks for the referee’s call in a wrestling match with Riverside Military Academy on Nov. 27. - photo by Bob Christian
The Dawson County High School wrestling team wrapped up a week’s worth of competition with an appearance at the North Oconee Duals hosted by North Oconee High School on Dec.1, where after facing off with five other squads from the north Georgia region, the Tigers emerged with a 4–1 record and 291 total points for a third place finish overall. First on the mat were the Bulldoggs of Winder-Barrow and the Tigers made quick work of the competition. Dawson County won by pin in 10 of the 14 bouts, and only two matches went beyond the first round. Each team recorded a victory via forfeit and the final score was 69–12 in favor of the Tigers. The Tigers next faced off against the Evans High School Knights who fielded a team of wrestlers only in the weight classes below 160 pounds and were forced to forfeit all remaining matches. The Knights fought the Tigers hard in the final matches, winning four of the seven, but in the end the forfeitures were too much to overcome and the Tigers chalked up their second victory of the day 60–20.