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Tide wrestling caps regular season with dominant wins
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The Long County Blue Tide wrestling team’s inaugural regular season has come to an end. On Thursday, January 26, they swept Bacon County and Montgomery County in dominant fashion while celebrating the first class of seniors.

In the Tide’s opening match against Bacon County, it was a clean sweep for the Tide as they won by a final score of 81-0. After two forfeit wins for the Tide, Kaiden Benton took the mat and started off the night with an exciting match.

His match went to a decision with him pulling out the 11-9 win. This was the only decision win of the match against the Red Raiders as every other Tide win was a forfeit or pin.

Andre Mills took the next match with a first period pin just 19 seconds in. Senior Jaevion Felton handled his opponent in 45 seconds before senior Tanner Benton and junior Christian Jones took the final two wins to take the match victory.

The win against the Eagles was also another dominant one for the Tide as they took the victory 69-12.

Kaiden Benton won his match with a second period pin to give the Tide an early 18-0 lead. Felton took his second match of the day with a pin in the first period.

Senior Kien Clark won his first match of the night with a 14-5 major decision win.

Kolton Brown won on a pin in the first period before the Tide suffered their first loss of the day. Davion Smalls lost a great matchup, falling by pin with 1:03 left in the third period.

Tanner Benton went 1-1 on the night with a first period pin loss in his second match. Jerome Brown closed out the night with a quick pin in the first period.

The Tide are now 12-8 on the year and will compete in the individual area tournament next Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4. Both tournaments will take place at Calvary Day School in Savannah.


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