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WRESTLING: Cedartown's Watkins finishes second, Ritter fourth at state

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:33 pm | Updated: 10:35 pm, Sat Feb 16, 2013.

In all sports, sometimes a team or an athlete has your number. For Cedartown's Jordan Watkins, Marist High School wrestler Kenneth Brinson had his number.

Watkins, the defending Class AAA 195-pound state champion, lost to Brinson in the Class AAAA west sectionals championship match this season. The senior Bulldog shook off that defeat to reel off three straight wins at the Class AAAA state tournament in Macon to set up a rematch with Brinson in the state title match.

Unfortunately, Brinson was able to take down Watkins once again, this time by a 6-2 decision win to claim the state title. Brinson finishes the season 49-0 and Watkins finishes second in state with a 61-5 mark.

Cedartown's Jonas Ritter, competing in the 160-pound division, won three matches at the state tournament to finish fourth overall. After going 2-1 during the first two days of the tournament, Ritter picked up a 5-3 decision win over Cairo's Paul Coleman on Saturday to advance to the third-place match.

In the third-place match, Ritter lost to Banneker's Felix Wyley by pinfall. Ritter finishes the year fourth in state with a 38-10 record.

Schedule

Date Time Game Sports
Aug 29 7:30 pm Hiram @Cedartown Men's Football
Sep 5 7:30 pm Cedartown @Northwest Whitfield Men's Football
Sep 12 7:30 pm Cedartown @Bowdon Men's Football
Sep 19 7:30 pm Heard County @Cedartown Men's Football
Sep 26 7:30 pm Cedartown @Fayette County Men's Football
Oct 10 7:30 pm Callaway @Cedartown Men's Football
Oct 17 7:30 pm Cedartown @Haralson County Men's Football
Oct 24 7:30 pm Central Carrollton @Cedartown Men's Football
Oct 31 7:30 pm Pepperell @Cedartown Men's Football
Nov 7 7:30 pm Cedartown @Rockmart Men's Football

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