The Scottsboro wrestling team got mix results from its final dual matches of the season.

Scottsboro defeated rival Fort Payne 48-30 but fell 43-22 to Huntsville during a regular-season ending tri-match at Fort Payne on Tuesday.

Scottsboro head coach Chris Staton said the Wildcats “wrestled well overall,” but let some matches “slip away” against Huntsville.

“That was kind of disappointing,” he said. “We had the opportunity to win and let it slip away. We’ve got to learn to win those close matches.”

Scottsboro’s Kolton Clark, wrestling in the 170-pound weight class, and Sean McAlpin at 195 both picked up wins via pin against Huntsville while John McAlpin won at 132 via major decision and Conner Calfee and Maji Billingsley won via decision in the 152 and 182 weight classes respectively.

Against Fort Payne, John McAlpin at 126, Clark at 170, Billingsley at 182 and Sean McAlpin at 195 each won via pin while Calfee at 152, Damian Ramirez at 160, Caleb Anderson at 220 and Bradford Womack at 285 all won via forfeit.

Next up for Scottsboro is the Class 1A-5A North Super Sectional Feb. 9-10 at the Birmingham Crossplex. The top-four finishers in each weight class advance to compete in the AHSAA State Wrestling Championships Feb. 15-17 in Huntsville.

“We’ll work on a few things and make some tweaks. But when you get to this time of year, you are what you are,” Staton said. “We just need to keep everybody healthy, get some folks back [from sickness]. Hopefully we’ll be ready to peak at the right time.”

 

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