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Dawson County wrestling team out-matched in Lumpkin County
Injuries limit team success
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The Dawson County High School wrestling team faced off against perennial rivals, the Lumpkin County Indians, in a dual-style matchup at Lumpkin County High School Dec. 18.

After forfeiting matches in two weight classes (120 and 182) due to injury the Tigers dropped their third match of the season by a final score of 56–16.

“Lumpkin is our rival no matter the sport,” said Head Coach Arron Haynes. “And right now they are pretty dang good. If we were healthy the score would have been different, but they still probably would have won. I will be excited to see the dual when both teams are at full strength.”

Dawson County did not manage to pin a single Indian on the day, but four wrestlers came up with wins by decision to put the Tigers on the board.

 Levi Baggett continued to build on his successful season with a win in the 195 weight class while Christian Harper and Danny Phillips were pronounced winners in their categories of 145 and 285 respectively.

Kevin Arias scored a full 6-point win for the team as he won the 126 division via a Lumpkin County forfeit.

Next up for Dawson County is the Amicalola Classic, a two-day event taking place at DCHS Dec. 28 and 29.

Friday will feature teams from across north Georgia competing against each other in a dual-style format, while Saturday’s event comes in the form of a traditional meet pitting individual wrestlers against each other in the 14 weight classes. Both day’s activities get underway at 9 a.m. 

The Tigers are also currently raising funds via their annual raffle featuring a $400 gift certificate to the Appalachian Armory.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any high school wrestler or coach with all proceeds going directly to the Dawson County wrestling program.

The drawing will be held during lunch the second day of the Amicalola Classic. Winners must be over the age of 18 but do not need to be present to win the prize.