With nine ‘A’ relay swimmers out and several others walking wounded, SSA was an underdog to a very strong and well-coached Cullman Bearcat squad Thursday evening.
But in one of the most exciting meets ever hosted at the Rec*Com, Scottsboro (6-0) came from behind to nip the visitors 374-355.
The meet turned with Scottsboro’s strong start to the freestyle relay.
The 13-14 Boys relay was the pivotal event, with a fantastic third leg from Abram Peek and anchor leg from Noah Linville leading the Wildcats to an unexpected win.
Scottsboro ended up splitting the 22 relay events with Cullman but won in 36 of 64 individual events.
Red hot swimmers Ryder Linville, Craft Sanders, Maggie Ella Robbins, Noah Linville, Kyla Reichle, Kyle Vosen and Katharyn Sanders swept their three individual events. Robbins, Noah Linville, Reichle and Vosen remained unbeaten for the season.
Doubling up in the win column were Aiden Goggans, Ashton Childress, Clay Giles and Olyvia Stone. Giles and Stone had crucial upset wins in the 100 Free.
Also winning for the home team were Morelia Calderon-Diaz, Ava Kahler, Taylor Bell, Jordan Sosebee, Grayson Gattis, Brady Peek and Jessica Vincent. Vincent won the 11-12 Girls 50-yard Backstroke despite nearly scratching due to a foot injury.
Scoring key points for the winners were Dylan Phillips, Linda Rudder, Baylie Giles, Les White, Carter Hodges, Hannah Grace Shelton, Harrison Stone, Arlen Parr, Ansel Goggans, Lily Turlington, Caroline Sanders, Kimberly Calderon-Diaz, Rex Green, Diana Swain, Shelton Linville, Paige Giles, Tony Pereira, Jacob Megehee, Bethany Dugan and Claire Megehee.
Scottsboro will attempt to extend its record winning streak to seven tonight against the visiting Albertville Gators.