It took the Scottsboro wrestling team only one meet to put a championship on its 2017-18 resume.
The Wildcats went undefeated on the way to winning the Gold Division championship at the Jonathan Harris Duals in Moody on Tuesday.
Scottsboro (5-0) posted dual wins of 54-9 over Brookwood, 72-6 over Minor and 60-21 over Hewitt-Trussville in the pool play before besting Spain Park 48-32 and McAdory 48-26 in the championship round.
“I was pleased with our effort,” said Scottsboro head coach Chris Staton. “[The win] gives our kids confidence about where we’re headed if we keep working to get better every day.”
Scottsboro’s Clinton Stewart (113-pound weight class), Connor Calfee (160), Kolton Clark (170 and 182), Sean McAlpin (195 and 220) and Caleb Anderson (220 and 285) all finished 5-0 during the event. John McAlpin, a defending state champion, went 4-0 at 132 while Maji Billingsley was 4-0 combined at 182 and 195. Mason McKenzie picked up three wins at 106 while Jordan Porter had two at 126, Jacoby Griffith two at 138 and Levi Hall two at 285.
Anderson, Billingsley, Clark, John McAlpin and Sean McAlpin recorded four wins via pin while Calfee won three matches via pin and Stewart won two via pin.
Staton was proud of the performances of the wrestlers who took the mat in numerous weight classes.
“It’s early, so our line-up is not settled,” he said. “We had some kids wrestle up [a weight class] to open up room for some other kids. Those kids did what was needed for the team.”
Scottsboro returns to action Dec. 1-2 in the Huntsville Crimson Panther Invitational at Huntsville High School.