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PHS wrestling heads to first state playoffs in 15 years

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     Dragon wrestlers and coaches at the Region Dual tournament last weekend. The team will compete in the State Dual Tournament this weekend at Jefferson High School.

     The Pickens Wrestling team competed in the Region Dual tournament over the weekend. The Dragons first match was against Cedartown. The team scored a 55-18 victory bolstered by pins from CJ Murphy, Chase Nelson, Mason Powell, and Zak Price.

In the next round, the team faced off against Northwest Whitfield who had placed fourth in the state tournament the previous year. While the team fought hard, a few missed opportunities led to a 53-18 defeat. 

The next dual against Southeast Whitfield would determine whether the Dragons would proceed to the state playoffs. 

The team regrouped and held off Southeast by a score of 48-33 led by pins from Dylan Gonzalez and Julian Jacobs. Heritage would forfeit to the Dragons giving the team third in the Region and their first state playoff appearance in 15 years. 

However, the Dragons were not finished. The team decided to challenge Central Carroll for true second. In an extremely close dual, the Dragons lost 45-33. 

The team will compete in the first and second rounds of the State Dual Tournament this weekend at Jefferson High School.