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Woodland runner-up, Cass ninth at Buford Wrestling Invitational

Woodland finished second and Cass was ninth Saturday at the two-day, 45-team Buford Takedown Sportswear Invitational hosted by the defending Class AAAAA state champion Buford Wolves.

Social Circle of Region 8-A won the tournament with 192.5 points. The Wildcats were second with 175 points, followed by North Forsyth, Buford, and Valdosta to round out the top five. Creekview, Archer, and North Hall finished sixth through eighth. The Colonels were ninth and Somerset Academy (FL) completed the top ten.

Freshman Caden McCrary won the 113-pound weight class and junior Kyle Gollhofer won the 120-pound division to lead Woodland. Senior Cody Cochran placed third in the 160-pound weight class. Junior Gavin Nix (126-pounds) and sophomore Caleb Jones (132-pounds) each finished fifth in their divisions.

Cass was led by a trio of seniors.

Tripp Breeden (220-pounds) and Seven Richards (285-pounds) won their weight classes. Tyler Pilcher placed fourth in the 132-pound division.

Woodland and Cass will compete next at the Area 7-AAAAA Duals Championship on Saturday, January 6 at Hiram.

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