It wasn’t the weekend that the Mat Panthers of Jackson County had hoped for. After just missing against Eastside in the area duals last weekend, the Mat Panthers were eliminated from the State Duals by the Eagles on Saturday, 42-24. That gave the Panthers a sixth place finish in the tournament.
The Panthers had defeated Westover in the opening round 68-9, but fell to LaFayette 51-17 to go into the consolation bracket. Jackson County then defeated Towers 44-24, then won in a close contest over West Laurens, 32-20, before falling to Eastside.