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Wrestlers pick up two seconds, two thirds in district tournament

SoVaNow.com / February 03, 2020
Halifax County High School wrestling performed well in the Piedmont District tournament, with two second place efforts and two third place finishes.

“We were hoping to come out with a couple of district champs today and had a few opportunities but came up short. Still, there were some positives to be taken from today,” said coach David Riddle.

“First of all, Alex Driggs won his first match with a pin in the first, had a three overtime match in the semifinals but came up just short, and fought back to win his next two for a solid 3-1 day and a third place finish. We have talked all year about fighting back even when you lose in these double elimination tourneys and Driggs did just that today.

“Colin lost a tough match in the semis, rebounded to win in the consolation semis but fell in the third place match. He is continuing to have solid matches and building each time out,” said Riddle.

“Zyon received a bye after three of the wrestlers at heavyweight did not show today to put him in the finals and fought a very hard contest in the finals and came up just short. He is becoming even better each match though so we will look for that to continue.

“J.T., Jacob and Leo all had tough days but they are all putting in the work in the room. We just need to find a way to transfer that into the match situations.

“We are looking at regionals in two weeks now. We have some time to prepare and heal up and work out the kinks from today. There is a good deal of potential for some of our guys to move on to states if they keep focus in practice and preparation as we get ready for our biggest event to date,” said Riddle.

Comets by weight class

120 - Colin Saunders (1-2) - fourth place

138 - JT Francis (0-2) - sixth place

145 - Alex Driggs (3-1) - third place

160 - Leo Walter (1-1) - second place

170 - Jacob Davis (0-1) - third place

285 - Zyon Wilson (1-1) - second place





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