“This was an incredible effort by these young men. We came into this tournament a non-seeded team and defeated the sixth seed, Tift County and the 3rd seed on the club side, Mountain View.
We had West Laurens on the rope coming down to the last match, which was close. To think that a month ago that we went to the Cartersville Duals and got hammered, then to pick it up to this level and come into this tournament and place is a testament to each one of these wrestlers hard work and dedication.
There has only been one year that we have participated in Middle School State Duals and not placed which was the inaugural season 9 years ago. We did not participate the second season. Since we have placed 1st twice, 2nd 3 times, and 5th twice basically on the traditional side.
One of those years we were runner up there were not separate divisions. I do not think at the beginning of the season any of our coaches or any other of the top middle school teams in the north Georgia area would have predicted we would finish this high.
As a coaching staff we are as satisfied with this finish as any other we have ever had. This group has shown as much or more improvement as any group that I have ever personally coached in 24 years of coaching. It was an exciting weekend and one that these young men should be proud to be a part of this team.”