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WRESTLING: Tigers dominate Towns County on senior night
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Tigers wrestling head coach Arron Haynes shares a heartfelt embrace with Scotty Warner during the 2021 DCHS Tigers wrestling senior night on January 26.

Just before a celebration of the 2021 wrestling class held on Tuesday night, the Dawson County Tigers wrestling team dominated their match against Towns County High School.

The Tigers won 60-9, with six of Towns’ points coming from a forfeited weight class. The Tigers truly dominated the match, pinning Towns’ wrestlers six out of a possible seven times.

Scotty Warner, Logan Buytendorp and Bradley Newton were all celebrated standing aside their family members in between the Towns County and White County matches. Both team managers, Madalyn Hardegree and Anaclair Dudley, were recognized as well. 

After the celebration, the Tigers competed against White County and lost 54-24. Warner was the only Tiger to win by fall in both of his matches on Tuesday night. Colton Schuette and Will Whalen won both, but White County forfeited their match against Schuette and Towns County forfeited their match against Whalen. 

Buytendorp lost a close 8-7 battle against Towns County but came back strong and won by fall in the first period of his match against White County.

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Alex Stewart holds his Towns County opponent to the ground during their senior night match at DCHS on January 26.

The Tigers will not wrestle in another match until the area traditional tournament at Gilmer High School on Friday, Feb. 5. The top three finishers at the area tournament in each weight class move onto the state tournament. 

With just four schools in Dawson County’s region, Tigers head coach Arron Haynes said he expects to send 8-10 wrestlers to the state tournament.

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