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Coach John Mask and John Burnham

Wrestlers come up short vs. St. James

Staff Report

After advancing as the second seed from the recent Region 2 Duals at Tallassee High School, the Tigers lost to Region 1 winner Saint James at Beauregard on Friday.

The Trojans nipped THS 39-36 to advance to the quaterfinal round of the state dual tournament and beat Beauregard to move on 41-30.

Tallassee is now 26-12 after the MLK Duals. The Tigers were 3-2 in Opelika on Monday with wins vs. Auburn (45-30), Russell County (46-36) and Wetumpka (48-33) and losses to Southside Gadsden (39-31) and Columbus, Ga. (54-27).

"We wrestled really well," head coach John Mask said.

The season is winding down with just three match dates remaining before AHSAA Sectionals. Tallassee will be in the Hornet Slam in Beauregard on Jan. 25. They travel to Pike Road on Jan. 28 and host Beulah and Prattville Christian for Senior Night in Tallassee on Jan. 30.