February 18, 2019

Four Braves claim area titles, six advance to sectionals

Brave wrestlers at the Area 4 meet Saturday in Bremen. Six Braves advanced to next week’s sectional meet which also takes place at Bremen. (Photo: Keri Denney)

(Bremen, GA) — Four Heard High varsity wrestlers claimed area championships Saturday at the GHSA Area 4 Class AA Traditional State Meet at Bremen High School while two others walked away with third place finishes.

The six Brave grapplers each earned slots in next Saturday’s Class AA Sectional Meet and move one step closer to punching tickets to the GHSA Traditional State Championship meet in Macon slated to take place in Macon February 13-16.

The Braves competed against eight other programs Saturday including Bremen, Callaway, BEST Academy, Temple, South Atlanta, McNair, Therell, and Washington, Atlanta.

Winning area titles for the Braves were freshman Franklin Jackson (113), senior Gage Cannon (145), junior Wyn Denney (182), and senior Logan Moran (285). Caleb Phillips (126) and Aidan Byrd (138) each claimed third place to advance to sectionals.

Next weekend the same schools will be joined again at Bremen High by 16 additional schools from areas 2 and 6 to battle for the coveted spots in the brackets at the Macon Centreplex.

The field will be much tougher at sectionals with competitors from traditional powers like Social Circle, Josey, and Elbert County being added to the mix. Matches begin Friday at 5:00 PM and will conclude on Saturday afternoon.

The top six from each weight class at sectionals will advance to the finals tournament at Macon.

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