The Cass wrestling team defeated host Marist 42-30 in the title match and the Colonels finished 5-0 on the day in winning the Marist Duals Wednesday at the Marist School in Atlanta. Ben Mills and Nick Mills shared time in the 106-pound matches and went undefeated on the day for the Colonels. Devin Garrett (5-0 record, 113-lbs.), freshman C.J. McKnight (5-0, 160), Cohen Andrews (5-0, 170), Tripp Breeden (5-0, 195), Dallas Huston (2-0, 220), and Seven Richards (2-0, 285) were also unbeaten for the event.
Cass defeated Rockmart (50-21), Mill Creek (60-21), Pike County (60-24), and Lakeside-DeKalb (49-14) to reach the final match against Marist.
In what resulted in their closest match of the event, the Colonels beat Marist 42-30 to finish 5-0.
Other top performers for Cass included Tyler Pilcher who went 4-1 for the day. Cody Mauldin was 2-2 in the role of splitting time between the 132-pound and 138-pound weight divisions to fill a gap in the lineup. Trevor Huskins also finished 4-1 for the Colonels and Triston Purvine completed the day 2-1.
"It's the holiday break and just another chance to get in some work," said Cass head coach D. L. Koontz.
"Some of the teams were dealing with some sickness, but overall we wrestled well and took advantage of the opportunity to get some wrestling in," stated Koontz.
The Colonels will be back in action Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 28-29) at Archer High School to compete in the Takedown Sportswear Invitational.
"That is a quality event," Koontz added. "It's an opportunity to compete against some of the top wrestlers from other states and most of the top competitors from all classes and divisions across Georgia will be there."