The Fannin Co. High Rebels wrestling team is sending five wrestlers to the state tournament after a strong showing at the Class 3A B Sectional at South Forsyth High on Feb. 7 and 8 in Cumming.
Four Rebels placed second and one placed fifth at the sectional tournament.
At 106 pounds, Kainan Henson (72-16) placed second in the tournament. Henson had a first-round bye and in the quarterfinals, he advanced by pin in 41 seconds. Henson earned a spot in the finals by defeating his semifinal opponent by pin in 59 seconds for the Rebels.
Grayson Patterson, in the 120-pound bracket, also managed to earn a second-place finish.
After a first-round bye, Patterson earned a spot in the semifinals by defeated his quarterfinal
opponent by pin at the 3 minute, 35-second mark. Patterson then went on to wrestle in the
finals after pinning his semifinal opponent by pin at 1:58.
In the 126-pound bracket, Landon Galloway earned a second-place finish. Galloway started with a first-round bye, before defeating his quarterfinal opponent by decision, 10-2. Galloway emerged victorious in his semifinal match, also by decision at 9-6, before falling in the final.
At 152 pounds, McCay Turner earned a second-place finish. In the first round, Turner defeated his opponent by decision 8-0. In the quarterfinals, Turner won by pin in 29 seconds.
Turner then earned a spot in the finals by winning his semifinal match by pin in 54 seconds.
Rounding out the state placers for Fannin Co. was Corbin Davenport, who placed fifth at 145 pounds. Davenport had a first-round bye due to his seeding, before losing his quarterfinal match in overtime, 13-8. In the consolation bracket, Davenport won his first match by pin at 4:59, then won his second match by decision, 5-2, to earn a spot in the state tournament.
The Class 3A state tournament is slated for Feb. 13-15 at the Macon Centreplex in Macon.