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Wrestling team takes part in two major tournaments over break
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Senior Wyatt Smith pins his opponent at the last second during the Amicalola Classic at Dawson County High School on Dec. 29. - photo by Bob Christian
During the holiday break, the Dawson County wrestling team hosted nine teams from across the north Georgia region for the annual two-day Amicalola Classic Dec. 28-29. The first day of the tournament featured five rounds of team matchups, known as duals, with each team victory worth 20 points towards the final tournament score. The Tigers started their tournament at 9 a.m. Dec. 28 with a first-round matchup against the Duluth High School Wildcats. Dawson County took care of business across the board with a score of 72 to Duluth’s 12, and round two gave Dawson County another lopsided victory as they defeated Cherokee Bluff High School 78-6. The East Hall High School Vikings provided the toughest challenge of the day as they managed to put together a small string of victories in the bout, but ultimately the Tigers came out on top with by the total of 42-29.