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Vidalia Wrestling Finishes Third in Area 1AA
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Vidalia Wrestling team qualified twelve wrestlers and had a team third place finish at the Area 1AA Traditional Tournament in Hazlehurst this past weekend. The Indians had two Area Champions, Jesse Conley (145) and Tahjah Watts (182). Conley won his finals match with an escape with 2 seconds left on the clock. After celebrating his back to back area championships, Conley stated, “It feel s great to win my second area championship. Now I need to win a state medal in two weeks to cap off my high school career.” Watts controlled his match from the beginning winning 7-5. The sophomore wrestler commented, “This is great. This is my first full varsity season and I believed all year I was the best 182 in our region. I look forward to sectionals.” Chris Jones (170) and Zack Edwards (220) were also in the finals round but fell short of the championship, finishing runner up. “We had four in the finals and we are proud of all of them for competing so hard,” remarked assistant wrestling coach Bobby Blount.

Noah Tippett (113), Cory Braddy (138), and Alderrais Tillery (160) finished third in the tournament. Kaleb Matthews (106), Simon Minjarez (120), Quadir Harris (132), Elijah Thornton (152), and Lawson Paradice (195) finished fourth in the tournament qualifying for the sectional tournament this coming weekend. Coach Ferry stated, “We are ecstatic that we were able to qualify 12 wrestlers for the sectional tournament. We firmly believe we can get a great number of these into the state tournament in two weeks. The greatest positive to us is that only two of these young men are seniors. We have a huge number of underclassmen and a large eighth grade class coming up. It’s great to be an Indian. God bless and roll tribe.”

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