Paulding County had mixed results in its season opener at the ALX Duals finishing 10th place.
Paulding County opened up against Central Carroll who finished 3rd last year in AAAA Team State Duals. The Patriots dropped 3 of the first 4 matches before starting to get some traction with Senior Kiyon Hardy getting a big fall at 285lbs. Senior Captian Savannah Lackey keeper the momentum going at 113lbs by getting a big fall followed by Junior Ethan Bennett at 138 and Senior Captain Branson Bennett @ 145 to tie the dual at 36-36. The Patriots needed one fall to secure the win but fell short in the last two bouts and ultimately lost 36-48.
In the second dual of the day, PC matched up with Northwest Whitfield winning 5 of 14 matches by fall. Branson & Ethan Bennett, Kiyon Hard, and Coleton Thompson all scored first period pins and Captain Lewis Leadbetter scored a 2nd period pin. PC ultimately fell to NW Whitfield 30-54 and dropped into the 9th place pool.
The Patriots dominated Peachtree Ridge 57-15 scoring bonus points in 9 of our 10 wins with a handful of Patriots getting their first varsity win including Freshman Karson Donnell & Ethan Eidson, sophomore Jackson Worely, & upperclassmen Tucker Campbell and Dustyn Chambers.
In the final match of the evening, Paulding County wrestled LaGrange where Branson & Ethan Bennett continued their dominating ways scoring falls and finishing the day undefeated. However the rest of the Paulding County Team had mixed results. Kiyon Hardy and Junior Coleton Thompson suffered their first losses of the day and the team fell 36-48.
PC Wrestling is back in action Wednesday November 13th 6pm @ Alexander against Alexander and North Paulding.