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Middle school grapplers take second
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The Dawson County Middle School wrestling team came away with a 40-39 victory over Clear Creek Middle School on Nov. 20.

The win was huge for the Tigers. Clear Creek is traditionally a strong wrestling program.

"Our kids got some tough matches," said Head Coach Thomy Edwards. "Parents on both sides sounded like they were having a great time."

After starting six points down, due to a forfeit at the 72 pound weight class, the Tigers rallied to get the victory.

Getting points by way of pinning their opponents were Mason Askew, Robbie Rarick, Chandler Wood, Levi Baggett and Jack Cupp.

Winning by accruing more points than their opponent were Ben McGinnis, Wyatt Smith and DJ Mitchell.

"Everyone was dead-set on doing their job. Our guys worked as a team," said assistant coach Chris Doerrer.

On Nov. 22 the team traveled to Towns County for a tournament.

The Tigers ended up finishing in second place, 11 points behind champion Lumpkin County. Finishing in third place was White County.

Taking a championship in their weight class were Ethan Smith, Wyatt Smith, Askew and Baggett.