Woodland wins Area 7AAAAA Duals, Cass runner-up

The Woodland Wildcats captured the 2016 Area 7-AAAAA Wrestling Duals Championship title Saturday at North Atlanta High School with a 38-24 championship match victory over county rival Cass.

Both Woodland and Cass will advance to the Georgia High School Association’s Class AAAAA State Wrestling Duals Championship next weekend (Jan. 14-16) at the Macon Centreplex.

Woodland defeated Sequoyah 72-6 in the quarterfinals and Creekview 58-18 in the semifinals to reach the championship match.

Cass defeated Rome 46-31 in the quarterfinals and Cambridge 29-24 in the semifinals.

Championship Match results 160 - Joseph Jones (W) minor dec. over C.J. McKnight (C)

170 - Houston Jones (C) minor dec. over Jacob Frye (W)

182 - Chance Scrutchins (C) minor dec. over Raekwan Hicks (W)

195 - Tripp Breeden (C) minor dec. over Brett Shedd (W)

220 - Hunter Hardin (W) pinned Dallas Huston (C)

285 - Seven Richards (C) minor dec. over Dalton May (W)

106 - Gavin Nix (W) pinned Ben Mills (C)

113 - Kyle Gollhofer (W) major dec. over Devin Garrett (C)

120 - Jahvar Lewis (W) major dec. over Tyler Pilcher (C)

126 - Dawson Woods (W) pinned Cody Mauldin (C)

132 - Nick Sims (W) minor dec. over Jordan Mitchell (C)

138 - Hunter Quinn (C) pinned Rodney Thompson (W)

145 - Jaylen Callahan (C) pinned Joshus Veley (W)

152 - Cody Cochran (W) pinned Clayton Eubanks (C)

Gavin Nix (106 lbs.), Kyle Gollhofer (113), Jahvar Lewis (120), Dawson Woods (126), Logan Sims (132), Cody Cochran (152), and Hunter Hardin (220) were all undefeated in the tournament for the Wildcats.

Highlights from the Cass win over Rome included a major decision win by Jordan Mitchell (132) and wins by pin for Trevor Huskins (152), Chance Scrutchins (182), and Nick Brandenburg (120).

In the Colonels’ win over Cambridge, there were several highlights. Nick Mills (106) earned two nearfall points just before time expired to win his match and Cody Mauldin (126) rode his opponent the entire third period to squeeze out a win that kept a light weight streak alive for Cass. Devin Garrett (113), Tyler Pilcher (120), and Jordan Mitchell (132) earned wins in that streak to go with victories by C.J. McKnight (160), Houston Jones (170), Tripp Breeden (195), and Seven Richards (285).

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