Good evening! Tonight the Wrestling Dawgs varsity and middle school hosted the Smiths Station Panthers and the Enterprise Wildcats on what was dubbed “Pin Cancer Night”. Tonight’s entry fees were used as a fundraiser for the EAMC Cancer Foundation. The Wrestling Dawgs, Panthers and Wildcats all spoke of whom they were wrestling in honor of tonight. All in all, we consider it a success as we are going to be able to donate $202 to the Cancer Foundation on behalf of Opelika Wrestling to help further the treatment of those who have the horrible disease. We would like to thank all the Dawgs, the Panthers and the Wildcats fans who showed up tonight to help support a great cause.
Now, let’s discuss the matches.
On mat 2 tonight, our JV/MS Dawgs wound up their season against both the Panthers and Wildcats. Many of our JV/MS Dawgs were able to pick up wins and finish the season on a high note!
On mat 1, the Varsity Dawgs opened the night against the Enterprise bunch and were able to win 45-36. Scoring for the Dawgs were Zeak Jones in 152#, Cole Lazzari in 170# , Timmy Tolbert in 182#, Trint Vaughns in 195#, Bevin Williams in 220#, Cam Reese in heavyweight, Ari Brogdon in 138#, and Tre’mir Rodgers in 145#.
In our 2nd duel against the Panthers, we fell 21-57. Securing wins for us were Zeak Jones, Cole Lazzari, Bevin Williams, and Cameron Reese. All Dawgs wrestled hard in both matches even if we fell short against Smiths. The 1-1 night at home leaves the Varsity Dawgs with an 18-14 overall team record. We are in the home stretch of the season, as the Sectional Tournament is only 2 weeks away. Our next action will be in the Hornet Slam 5 Invitational on Saturday at Beauregard. 15 Wrestling Dawgs will be vying for gold. Our regular season will wind up on Thursday next week. Tuesday we travel to Stanhope Elmore and Thursday we will be at arch-rival Auburn. Hope to see many of you rabid Dawgs fans at one or more of the following regular season events.
pictured: JV/MS Dawgs