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Tigers grapplers are 10-4
Wrestlers take down Stephens
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Anthony Underwood tries to turn so he can get a pin against a Stephens County opponent. The Tigers won the match 69-9. - photo by Pam Jacobs Dawson Community News

The Dawson County High School wrestling team raised its overall record to 10-4 with a convincing 69-9 win over Stephens County last week.

The Dec. 20 match was originally scheduled as a tri-meet in Toccoa, however, Smokey Mountain, N.C. wasn't able to make the event.

Due to the building of a new gym at Stephens County High School, the match was held at Stephens County Middle School.

Winning matches against the Indians were: Anthony Underwood - 106 pounds, Quade Bytendorp - 113 pounds, Jonathan Mulberry - 120 pounds, James Evans - 126 pounds, Travis Dawson - 145 pounds, Levi Pressley - 132 pounds, Kevin Holtzclaw, Preston Adams - 160 pounds, Evan Kells - 182 pounds and Josh Gee - 220 pounds.

The match served as a tune up before the Amicalola Classic. The annual Classic will be Thursday and Friday at Dawson County High School.

The team will wrestle in a dual format on Thursday, whereas the matches on Friday will be in a modified traditional format.

One of the most prestigious wrestling events in Georgia, the Amicalola Classic will be entering its 28th year.

Participants in this year's event will include: Dawson County, Towns County, Chattooga, Buford, Walnut Grove, Fannin, Murphy, N.C., Clarkston, East Jackson and St. Francis.

There will be 14 different weight classes, ranging from 103 pounds all the way to the heavyweights at 285 pounds.

Both days of the Amicalola Classic will begin at 9 a.m.