By Anthony Rhoads
The Morrow Mustangs were the highest-placing team in the Tiger Classic wrestling tournament held Friday and Saturday at Stockbridge High School.
The Mustangs placed 14th out of the 25-team tournament. Jonesboro finished 18th and Lovejoy placed 24th.
Two Morrow wrestlers placed including David Lewis (fourth, 125 pounds) and Josh Ekandem (fourth, 171).
"I was really happy with the way our wrestled; our guys wrestled pretty good," Morrow coach Tom Van Tone said.
Henry County wins Tiger Classic: The Henry County Warhawks captured their second tournament championship in a row as they won the Tiger Classic Saturday night at Stockbridge High School.
Last week, the Warhawks dominated their way to the South Metro championship and had that tournament wrapped before the final round but the Tiger Classic was a different story.
Henry County edged Dublin by just six points, 288.5-282.5, to win the Tiger Classic.
"It was unexpected and you never say never but we were down 45 points after the semifinals," Henry County head coach Marty Hutsell said.
Hutsell also said that a key was Mark Gettis in the 171-pound division. He was losing to a Dublin wrestler 15-10 and would have been outpointed but Gettis came back to get the victory by pin. Gettis wound up placing third.
"That kept Dublin from getting any points," Hutsell said. "Of course it was a team effort but that did it; that's what really won it for us when you look back. Every match counts."
Two Henry County wrestlers won their divisions including Chad Kellett (103) and Brett Warrington (125). Kellett is 26-0 on the year and Brett Warrington has only one loss this year.
Other placers for Henry County were Drew Yarbrough (third, 112), Robbie Epperson (fifth, 119), Kenny Epperson (third, 130), Joe Blake (fifth, 135), Walker Daniel (third, 140), Brian Bargo (third, 152), Corey Autrey (third, 160) and Mac Daniel (third, 189).