Paulding Wrestling hosted their first home meet of the year this season with South Cobb, New Manchester, and Whitewater.
The Patriots started off the night wrestling South Cobb winning 10 of the 14 bouts with 6 first period falls, beating South Cobb with a score of 60-24. Patriots scoring points were Karson Donnell, Savannah Lackey, Jacob Smith, Jackson Worely, Ethan Bennett, Branson Bennett, Tyler Howlett, Mason Barker, Lewis Leadbetter, and Karah Page.
Paulding wrestled New Manchester next and followed with more of the same from the previous dual winning 11 of 14 and besting New Manchester 66-18. Winning Wrestlers were Devarian Foresyth, Savannah Lackey, Jacob Smith, Alex Lopez, Jackson Worely, Ethan Bennett, Branson Bennett, Tyler Howlett, Mason Barker, Lewis Leadbetter, and AJ Harris.
For the last match of the evening, PC matched up with Whitewater who was a state qualifier team the year before. After only winning 1 of the first 5 matches, the Patriots stormed back winning 4 straight matches by fall to take the lead but could not keep the momentum going into the upper weights and ultimately fell short to Whitewater 48-30. Patriots contributing points were Savannah Lackey, Ethan Bennett, Branson Bennett, Tyler Howlett, and Lewis Leadbetter.
Several Patriots went undefeated on the evening, going undefeated on Varsity were Savannah Lackey (3-0), Ethan Bennett (3-0), Tyler Howlett (3-0), Mason Barker (2-0), Lewis Leadbetter (3-0), and Branson Bennett (3-0) who improves to 14-0 on the year! JV wrestlers going undefeated include Teegan Fitzgerald, Maddox Sisk, and Braden Scott.
The Varsity Patriots return to action Saturday at Trion at their Thanksgiving Duals while the JV goes and competes at McEachern JV Duals!