Fannin County Wrestlers Earning Their Respect The Hard Way


Fannin Wrestling kicked off their season on December 18th. They were matched up against 7a Mill Creek and 7a North Forsyth for their first battle of the season.

They fell in a tight one to Mill Creek 41-36, but were able to take the match against North Forsyth, 48-34.

The JV team went 2-0 in their first week, defeating North Forsyth and Dunwoody.

The teams then went on to compete in the Gainesville Duals. The JV Rebels were able to rattle off three straight wins after falling in a tight one against Pickens. They ended up 3-1 on the day with wins against Heritage Catoosa, Lumpkin County and Union Grove. The Varsity Rowdy Rebels went 3-2 on the day and finished 4th out of 10 teams.

The varsity scores are as follows:

Fannin 48 Mt. Pisgah 28
Fannin 47 North Paulding 33
Fannin 42 North West Whitfield 36
Fannin 33 Archer 39
Fannin 36 North Forsyth 42
Next up for the Rebels was he Hook ‘Em Holiday Clash. The Rebels found their grove in this tournament, Defeating Winder Barrow, Lassiter, South Forsyth, and Mt. Pisgah, narrowly losing to a tough Sequoyah squad, and claiming first place overall with a 4-1 record.
The following day, these wrestlers placed as individuals at the Hook ‘Em Holiday Clash individuals session:
113 – Blake Summers – 3rd
120 – Kolton Stephens – 4th
126 – Cooper Moreland – 6th
132 – Caleb McTaggart – 5th
145 – Tristan Siler – 8th
152 – Brian Stiles – 5th
160 / Bryson Bradburn – 5th
170 – Colby Shaw – 5th
182 – Tommy Ledford – 3rd
220 – Christen Newberry – 3rd Levi Cochran – 4th
Heavy Weight – Mason Bundy – 2nd Logan Long – 3rd

Hook ‘Em Holiday Clash Champs

It is impressive what these guys are able to do against schools that are so much bigger than they are.

You would think that winning matches against bigger schools and alway being competitive would earn the Rebels Wrestlers some respect, but as the community of Blue Ridge knows, the state of Georgia doesn’t always shine their spotlight on our teams. That was evident this football season.
The 2a Varsity Team Rankings from Georgia Grappler are as follows:


1. Oglethorpe Co
2. Elbert Co
3. Lovett
4. Bremen
5. Banks Co
6. Dade Co
7. Vidalia
8. Lamar Co
9. Fannin Co
10. Toombs Co

The Rebels will be back in action for Senior Night at home on the 7th against River Ridge at 5:30.

Area duals will be held January 15th at home, followed by State Duals on the 22nd and 23rd.

We expect the Rowdy Rebels to make some noise in this years State Championships and finally receive the respect that they deserve.


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