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Sectional Champion Zak Haynes

7 wrestlers qualify for state

Staff Report

Tallassee finished third at the Class 1A-5A wrestling sectional in Montgomery, Friday and Saturday. Seven THS wrestlers placed within the top eight to qualify for this week's state finals in Hunstville.

Lone senior Zak Haynes (39-3) was a sectional champion in the 126 pound weight class. Mason Bell (58-4) was second in 152. Christian McCrary (48-8) was third in 132. Brendan Emfinger (42-16) in 113, John Burnham (40-19) in 138 and Jake DeBardelaben (43-18) in 160 each placed fourth. Seventh grader Land Bell (48-12) was sixth in 106.

Alexandria took first place in the regional. Ranburne was second.

Tallassee went 31-12 as a team this season. The Tigers placed 11th in the Class 1A-5A team standing at state last year.

Class 1A-5A Sectional Team Standings

1. Alexandria
2. Ranburne
3. Tallassee
4. Beauregard
5. Lincoln
6. Weaver
7. Pike Road
8. Cleburne County
9. Satsuma
10. Saint James
11. Saks
12. Elmore County
13. Piedmont
14. Shelby County
15. Montevallo
16. Thomasville
17. Montgomery Catholic
18. TR Miller
19. Pleasant Valley
20. Ohatchee
21. WS Neal
22. White Plains
23. Reeltown
24. Prattville Christian
25. Alabama School for the Blind
26. Elberta
27. Beulah
28. Holtville
29. Brewbaker Tech
30. Walter Welborn
31. Houston Academy
32. Charles Henderson

Season Results

State Qualifiers (left to right): Christian McCrary, Land Bell, John Burnham, Brendan Emfinger, Zak Haynes, Mason Bell, Jake Debardelaben. Photo by Mark Bell.