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Coaches John Mask (front left) and Jared Jones (front right) with 2014 champions, including Epperson (next to Jones), in Huntsville. Mask, Epperson and Jones are all head coaches today. Photo by Beth Turner.

Wrestlers come up short in duals playoff

Staff Report

Tallassee was represented all around the mats for Thursday's playoff duals at THS, although some were representing the opposing teams. It was a homecoming of sorts.

The Tigers hosted the first and second round matches after going 7-0 in the dual qualifier the previous week.

Pike Road, coached by three-time state champion Josh Epperson, went up against Tallassee in the opening dual. Tallasseee won 72-9.

Elmore County, coached by former THS coach Jared Jones, lost to St. James 66-18. Jones' asssistants include former Tallassee wrestlers John Stonaker and Josh Highland.

St. James advances to the semifinals with its victory over Tallassee 46-27. The Tigers' season is not over. They still have the traditional playoffs after the regular season concludes next week.

Senior Night will be on Tuesday, Jan. 29 with varsity and junior varsity matches against Reeltown, Beauregard, Beulah and Dadeville. Live video will be available on the Tallassee Times TV YouTube channel.

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