JACKSON COUNTY’S Daivon Ledford won his weight class while three others medaled for the Panthers at this past weekend’s East Metro Tournament at Alcovy High School.
“Some of the wrestlers are still out of the line-up due to injuries and (we’re) trying to get them well for area,” coach Jason Powers said. “Other wrestlers wrestled out of their normal weight classes to gain seeding criteria at area. So, it was a very unusual tournament for us.”
Others medalists besides Ledford were J.T. Wood (third), Zach Moore (fifth) and Michael Shekey (sixth).
This was the first time Jackson County had taken to the mat since Jan. 10.
“This was a very tough tournament and we had been out of competition for a week and it showed,” Powers said.
Still, the coach said he was very proud of those wrestlers who placed and pointed to Ledford’s standout performance.
“Daivon had his best tournament of the year this past weekend and looks like he will be in great form for the area tournament in a week and a half,” Powers said. “I have no doubt that all of our wrestlers will be in peak performance come the area tournament. The most important thing right now is getting more mat time and getting our wrestlers prepared for area, whatever that may mean.”
Jackson County’s varsity team travels to the Bowdon Invitational this weekend, while the junior varsity squad will venture to the King of the Hill junior varsity tournament at Collins Hill High School.
SENIORS HONORED: Jackson County honored three seniors this past Tuesday at Senior Night — Zach Moore, Jacob Hogan and Tre Velazquez. The program also honored one of its senior managers, Abby Jamison.