The Banks County High School Leopard mat men defeated Lanier 61-15 on Senior Night this past week. The Leopards held ceremonies prior to the match to honor their two senior wrestlers, Joseph Denton and Tyler Flanagan.
The program also gave mention to the BCMS and USA kids wrestling programs and their accomplishments this season.
The team competed in the 8AA Area Tournament this weekend at Jefferson and brought home a second place finish. BCHS had several wrestlers to qualify for state sectionals and they will travel to Dublin to compete this weekend. The top 8 in the sectional tournament will move on to the state tournament.
The Leopards that placed in Area are 106- Taylor Wood- 3rd, 113- Gabriel Espinosa- 4th, 120- Mason Patton- 3rd, 126- Francisco Hurtado- 3rd, 132- Cody Beezley- 6th, 138- Tony Fultz- 3rd, 145- Wes Faulkner- 5th, 152- Tristen Guthrie- 3rd, 170-Eli Smallwood- Area Champion, 182- Matt Dilbeck- 3rd, 195- Philip Dean- 3rd, 220- Joe Denton- 3rd and 285-Tyler Flanagan- 4th.
The state tournament will be held at The Gwinnett Arena on February 16, 17 and 18.