Armuchee boys win at hom
The wrestling state duals came to an end Saturday in Macon, but not without a few Floyd County teams placing in the top four of their classification.
A hotly contested battle among two Region 7-AA teams came down to a third-quarter swing on Friday night in Lindale as the Armuchee boys pulled out a 64-56 win over Pepperell.
Tamiya Griffin scored 20 points to carry the Pepperell girls to a 60-53 win against Region 7-AA foe Armuchee on Friday in Lindale.
They’re not out, but three area teams were faced with some tough opening round match-ups at the GHSA Team Dual State Championships in Macon on Friday.
It was only a few days ago when Pepperell, Armuchee and Trion battled through their respective area duals and qualified for state.
SUMMERVILLE — Even 30 minutes after his team had won the Area 3-AA Duals title, Pepperell wrestling coach Joe Knight still looked a bit shocked.
Shaking off the rust from five days without a practice or game took some time, but the Coosa Lady Eagles managed to turn their reintroduction to basketball into a Region 7-AA win.
The inclement weather has been a problem for just about everyone in the Floyd County area, but it’s come at a particularly unfortunate time in the wrestling season.
In what proved to be nothing less than a tense nail-biter, the Gordon Central Warriors showcased impressive offensive and defensive prowess down the stretch to prevail 59-51 against the Pepperell Dragons on Thursday for their first region win of the season.
There is far more than just one answer for what led to Rome’s state championship run in 2016. Whether it was at the line of scrimmage, the backfield or the coaches on the sideline, every person had to work to get the Wolves to the Georgia Dome and beyond.