The East Jackson Mat Eagles got their first taste of competition in the new season last Tuesday, as they traveled to JCCHS to face Jackson County and North Hall.
Unfortunately, with several wrestlers having just wrapped up football playoffs, things didn’t go very well for East Jackson, as they fell 72-6 to Jackson County, then lost 72-12 to North Hall.
The Eagles now prepare for their first major competition of the year, the Panther Invitational at JCCHS this Friday and Saturday.
The event will see several area teams competing, including Jackson County, Jefferson, Commerce, Banks County, Madison County, Apalachee, Hart County, Riverside Military Academy and White County.
Wrestling begins Friday at 5 p.m.