Jackson wins title in Georgia tourney
by Rip Donovan
Special to The Star
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Piedmont wrestlers participated in the Darlington School Invitational tournament in Rome, Georgia, last weekend. Senior Exavyer Jackson won the 285-pound championship. In the opening round, Jackson received a bye. In the quarterfinals, he pinned Andrew Castell of Trion (Ga.). Jackson scored a 10-2 major decision over D.J. Coker of Greater Atlanta Christian in the semifinal round. For the championship, he downed Spencer Huth of Rockmart (Ga.) 6-3.

Jamie Crutcher finished fourth at 220 pounds. Crutcher also had a first-round bye then he pinned Darlington’s Brooks Busby in the quarterfinals. After losing in the championship bracket semifinals, Crutcher won a 3-2 decision over Daniel Hurtado of Dalton (Ga.) before losing in the third place match.

Jordan Buttram (126 pounds) and Chase Keener (152 pounds) also scored points for the Bulldogs in Rome. Buttram pinned his opening round opponent, Chase Turner of Coosa (Ga.) before losing in the quarterfinals. In the consolation bracket, Buttram scored another pin, this one over Tyler Westbrook of Walker School, before a second loss eliminated him.

Keener won an 8-3 decision in his opening round match but lost his next two matches.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to wrestle again this weekend in the annual Calhoun County tournament.
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