Saturday, February 11, 2017
The Bucs entered the 2017 South Super Sectional as a dark horse to win. By the end of the tournament, 13 wrestlers found their way to the state tournament. This gave the Bucs their first 7A Super Sectional Championship.
On day one of competition, Seniors Patterson Huff, Randy Jenkins, Austin Carter and Junior DeAngelo DeWitt secured their spots in the state tournament by reaching the finals. Ten other Bucs remained in position to punch their tickets as well. Junior Jacob Brady provided one of the most exciting matches of the day securing a reversal and a pin while trailing in points. The victory put him in what is known as the Blood Round where he earned his spot at state with a hard fought overtime win.
Third place finishers were eight grader Nick Smith (106), sophomores Alex Mason (120) and Bryce Carnes (220), and junior Larry Wallace (132). Fourth place finishers were sophomores Riley Huff (113) and Max Rudolph (160), junior Jacob Brady (145) and seniors Gage Camp (126) and KJ Williamson (182).
All four Bucs in the finals emerged with dominant victories. Patterson Huff (138) won 7-4, Randy Jenkins (170) secured a 10-3 win. DeAngelo DeWitt via forfeit. Austin Carter held true to form with another multiple overtime win.
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