For the third straight Saturday Toombs County senior Ricardo Santana (132 pounds) defeated Fitzgerald’s Chance Miller 7-1 in a first place match meaning for the third straight year Santana is a GHSA State Champion. Ricardo is Toombs County’s first three-time state champ. Bryan Benton won four state championships for the Dawgs and Derrick MIncey, Bradley Benton and Demery Hawkins each won two.
Y-101 interview with head coach Bill Benton
Two other Bulldogs wrestled for state championships in the Macon Centreplex. Jose Balderos (106) pounds was defeated by Chattooga’s Griffin Jarrett 15-0 and Rolando Tinoco (285 pounds) lost to Luis Medina (Chattooga) 6-0.
Cruz Arredondo (113 pounds) edged Spencer’s Malik Hardy 9-8 to finish third. Martin Santana (126 pounds) pinned Shane Martin five seconds into the third period and he finished fifth. Devante Willis (220 pounds) knocked off Chase Flemming 9-3 and he also finished fifth.
The Bulldogs finished fourth in the team standings.
|2A Team Scores|