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Several local grapplers qualified for next week’s Class AA State Sectional wrestling tournament and four locals won Area 3-AA titles on Saturday afternoon at Model.
By Tyler Greenawalt
Model girls 75, Gordon Lee 45
Local teams and players were well represented on the All-Region 7-AA Football Team.
Model Middle girls 46, Darlington 25
Model girls 74, Dade County 54
Rockmart Middle School had four individual champions and two second-place finishers on Saturday in the FCAA Middle School Wrestling Championships to capture the overall title with 204.5 points.
Model guard Tyler Dean has spent most of the season on the sideline recovering from injury, but on Friday at home the senior showed what an impact player he is, leading the Blue Devils to a 69-51 win against Chattooga.
Much like their male counterparts, the Lady Blue Devils struggled early against Chattooga, and also like the men, they overcame early adversity in fine form at home Friday night by winning 72-31.
If the Class 2A State Duals next weekend can even come close to equaling the excitement and drama of the Area 3-AA Duals that took place at Gordon Lee High School on Saturday, then wrestling fans in Macon will be in for a treat.
Model freshman center Victaria Saxton and her Lady Blue Devils’ teammates invited the Darlington Tigers to a block party on Friday night, as Saxton swatted 12 shots and Model played stifling defense to grab a big Region 7-AA win over the Tigers, 55-44, at Model.