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Gators clinch title

Gators clinch title

Gators clinch title


    For a third consecutive season, the Bulloch Academy wrestling team has claimed the Region 3I-AAA championship.
    Next week, Bulloch its wrestlers — all 14 of whom qualified — to the state meet hosted by Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.
    The Gators blew away their competition, scoring 122 team points while 10 wrestlers secured individual region titles.
    Bulloch got a pair of second place finishes, a third place and a fourth place to go along with the region titles won by Kyle Samuels (106 pounds), Justin Lane (120), Mitchell Ball (126), Joshua Bohannon (132), Drew Salter (145), Tyce Lovett (152), Eddie Howard (170), Dylan Stuckey (182), G.C. Kimbrell (220), and Connor Fordham (285).
    Twelve of Bulloch's 14 qualifiers will be either a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the state meet and — depending on the bracket — may receive a bye through the first round.
    Bulloch is looking to keep up its torrid pace in the GISA wrestling circuit. The Gators won the state championship in 2012 and have runner-up honors in both 2011 and 2013.
    "Winning a state title is going to take a lot and our kids know that," BA coach Andy Tomlin said. "We are living on an 'all-or-nothing' kind of attitude right now and we'll definitely have to outwork our competition in this last week of the season."

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