On January 29, the Central Boys Wrestling team traveled to Bradley Central High School for the Chattanooga All-Area Championship. Kasan Parson(132), Jesse Fowler(145), and Cameron Hook(120) all three placed in their weight classes.
Kasan Parson placed second in the 132 weight class.
“Kasan wrestled probably better than he has all year. He was really aggressive on his feet,” said Coach Mallory.
Both Jesse Fowler and Cameron Hook placed third in their respective weight classes.
“Cam did really well. He picked up two pins against McCallie and Chattanooga Christian,” Coach Mallory commented.
Recently, the boys have struggled but with the region, sectional, and state tournament approaching, the All-Area Championship really showed what a few of our boys are capable of.
On February 1, the Boys Wrestling team traveled to Rhea County High School for a dual against Sale Creek and Rhea County.
“Rhea County is a very well-coached and physical team. This is one of those where we went in and were able to see areas where we were severely lacking. Technique-wise, no, I wouldn’t say they were much better than us but they were very physical. They’ve been around a while and they’re well trained,” explained Massengale.
As a team, the boys did not win, but there were a few individuals that picked up personal wins.
Randall Gray (182) won by pin and Jesse Fowler(145) by points at the end of the third period, beat their opponents from Rhea County.
Noah Pinion(126) and Marquis Parson(113) beat their Sale Creek opponents by pin.
On February 3, the boys and girls wrestling teams traveled to Howard High School. Attending schools were Howard, Central, Sequatchie County, Polk County, Brainerd, and Sale Creek (girls only).
This was a monumental win for the wrestling program. Both the boys and girls beat each school they faced off with that night.
The boys beat Polk County 42 to 17, Brainerd 42-12, Sequatchie County 40-30, and Howard 34-28.
The matches against Howard were intense. The last match, Marquis Parson’s match against Ty`Shawn Powell, was a tie-breaker match. The team score was 28-28, but Marquis pulled through for his teammates and they went home, as a team, undefeated.
As for the girls, Nevaeh LaFevor and Madelyn Little both picked up their first wins of the season.
The girls team beat Polk County 24-6 and Sale Creek 30-12.
Overall, The Howard School showed what the wrestling team as a whole can accomplish- this all just in time for the final three tournaments of the season: Regionals, Sectionals, and State.
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