The Scottsboro wrestling program’s annual Scottsboro Super Duals event was hit hard by sickness and injuries.
Several teams dropped out while others, including Scottsboro, had wrestlers out of their lineups.
Scottsboro head coach Chris Staton said the teams made due with the circumstances they faced and still got in some good work before the holiday break.
“Us included, had guys out because of sickness or guys hurt and we just kind of had to patch together a line-up,” Staton said. “Overall though it was good to stay busy before the holiday.”
Scottsboro (6-3) posted convincing wins of 72-6 over Gadsden City, 66-3 over Buckhorn and 60-18 over Hewitt-Trussville.
Staton said his team’s veteran wrestlers “all wrestled well,” adding that the line-up changes allowed some younger wrestlers to get some valuable mat time.
“It was a good opportunity for them,” Staton said. “Overall we had a lot of young kids get action, and they responded and picked up some wins. That was good to see.”
Scottsboro also got a chance to get defending Class 5A state heavyweight champion Bradford Womack back on the mat.
The senior, who posted a win against Hewitt-Trussville’s heavyweight wrestler, missed the first month of wrestling season because of an injury suffered in Week 9 of the high school football season.
“We’re easing him back in,” Staton said. “It was good to get him out there and see where he’s at and what he could do.”
Next up for Scottsboro is the Class 1A-5A Region 8 Duals Meet Dec. 29 at Madison County High School in Gurley. The region champion and runner-up advance to next month’s state duals tournament.