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J. E. "Hot" O'Brien Stadium

Wrestling at "Hot" O'Brien

By Michael Butler

The concept of taking wrestling outdoors is not brand new. It has happened before.

"It's been done at the collegiate level with Penn State and Iowa," Tallassee wrestling coach John Mask said. "I believe Hoover has and maybe a few schools in Georgia."

Tallassee planned to have a match at J. E. "Hot" O'Brien Stadium last year, but it did not come to fruition.

"This will be the first time we've ever done it," Mask added. "The kids are looking forward to it, especially for the football guys. We're going to put a mat on the football field."

Stanhope Elmore and Jeff Davis will join the Tigers on the gridiron.

"It's going to happen as long as the good Lord's willing and there's no rain or ice."

Junior varsity and varsity action is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

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