Visiting Buckhorn edged Scottsboro 46-33 in a high school wrestling dual Tuesday night at Carter Gymnasium.
The 2018-19 Scottsboro wrestling team won the Class 1A-5A state duals championship and saw several wrestlers win or finish as runners-up in their respective weight class during the state’s traditional tournament.
Scottsboro head wrestling coach Chris Staton had long believed Damian Ramirez had the potential to be a state-championship level wrestler if he could avoid the injury bug.
Chris Staton emphasizes that the Scottsboro wrestling team is only two weeks into a long season, and a lot of work is still ahead of his Wildcats to reach their ultimate goals.
When Scottsboro head wrestling coach Chris Staton told his team it could win a state title prior to entering last season’s state tournament, he wasn’t sure it believed him.
The first-year North Jackson wrestling program is just a two-man team, but that two-man team packed a punch at the Class 1A-5A North Super Section Tournament.
Judging by the results during its final tournament of the regular season, the Scottsboro wrestling team appears to be postseason ready.