“I thought overall we hung in there with them and wrestled pretty good,” Ranburne coach Jay Harlan said Wednesday. “It was definitely the tougher of the two pools to be in. I thought we competed well. I was happy with our performance, especially against St. Clair County.”
Wrestling at 195 pounds, Austin Jordan went 3-1. Devin Rehberg and Tyler East alternated with one another between 145 pounds and 152 pounds. Each was 3-1 for the day Monday. Zach Eason won his first three matches at 220 pounds but had to leave before the Cedartown match.
Ranburne hosted Bowdon (Ga.) and Oxford’s ‘B’ team Tuesday and won both dual matches.
“We looked pretty sharp (Tuesday) night. I wasn’t expecting us to do that well against Bowdon. They’re usually pretty tough and they were tough but we were pretty tough (Tuesday) night, too,” Harlan said.
Seven Bulldogs were 2-0 on the day. East won twice at 145 as did Rehberg at 152. Dalton Wiggins got two wins at 160 and Zack Jamison two at 170. Dylan Tullis picked up two wins at 182, Jordan two at 195 and Eason two at 220.
Ranburne travels to Heflin today to meet host Cleburne County and St. Clair County. Saturday finds the Bulldogs in the Saks tournament. Ranburne’s Senior Night will be Tuesday of next week when Lincoln and Wellborn come to town. Jamison, Jordan, Jordan Parrish and Rehberg are this year’s seniors.
Harlan also said the annual Cleburne Cup competition between Ranburne and Cleburne County will take place on Friday, January 31, rather than Saturday, February 1, as it was initially scheduled. This year the Cup will be decided at Ranburne.