December 2, 2020

Wrestling Team Dominates Competition at Villa Rica

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Written by: Carl Lipford

The Heard County High School wrestling team has had an impressive season this year. This team is setting records that have never been set before at Heard County.

For example, they competed in a tournament in Villa Rica on January 8 against region teams. Heard County dominated each team with a perfect 3-0 record and brought home first place.

Heard County High School’s team beat Temple (72-3), Bowdon (42-36), and Villa Rica (48-30) during a tough competition.

Head coach Justin Ransom commented, “Last night was an entirely different team than I have seen this year. They pulled together as a family and were able to rise up and pull out wins in dominating fashion against teams that were favored against us. The guys have a sense of urgency in the practice room and need to continue that until the region meet in three weeks.”

Senior Hank Barnes attempts to pin his opponent at Villa Rica

Senior Hank Barnes attempts to pin his opponent at Villa Rica

The individual performances were outstanding. ”Our team is doing really well and we are making the most out of the next few weeks to prepare for the state duals,” shared senior Hank Barnes.

Junior Tori Rogers, freshman Andrew Cannon, junior Taron Person, and Barnes all went undefeated with a 3-0 record. Rogers stated “We’ve really improved since the start of practices. I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Now we’ve just got to keep it up.” Senior Dakota Meredith went 2-0.

Sophomores Jordan Timmons and James Sprayberry, and seniors Zane Woods, Cody Stephens, and Dalton Pate all went 2-1. Freshmen Ethan Hand, Zack Hyatt, and Kinley Cantrell and sophomore Cole Pate all went 1-0.

Ransom has prepared his team for this point all season. “This year’s team is more mentally mature and has more experience that last year. I know we will do better this year,” shared Ransom.

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