BY RANDY CRUMP
The Leopard matmen of Banks County High School continue their undefeated season this past week competing at home and on the road in the Morgan County Choo Choo Classic. The Leopards will return to Morgan County for a regular match up on December 11.
"Coming into this season, Coach Tyson Baxter, Coach Sam Baxter, Coach Nichols, Coach Crook and myself were all very excited,” head coach Kasey Hanley said. “Our goal as a staff has been to win a state championship for the past several years now. Our goal hasn't wavered. My high school coach, Coach Jack Keen of Jefferson, always taught his wrestlers to set their goals high. He said if your goal is first place and you fall just short, then you still finish with a medal. But if your goal is just to win a medal and you fall short, then you finish completely out of the medal round. The same can be said for the classroom, if your goal is an A and you barely miss your goal, then you still finish with a B or at least a C. If your goal is just to pass the class and you fall short, then you fail. That being said, our goal is to win a state championship."
The Leopards shut out White County 78-0 for the first time ever to win against the Warriors and defeated East Hall 65-12 on Tuesday, December 4.