Toombs County’s Deven Matthews, who finished fifth in the 138 pound weight class said the first Bulldog Sweet Onion Wrestling Tournament, held in the new Toombs County Gym, was the toughest tourney he had ever wrestled in. In fact, no TCHS wrestler made it to the championship round against the likes of Tift County, which finished first in the team standings, Osceola, Florida (2nd place), West Laurens (3rd place) and Fitzgerald (4th).
Finishing fourth for TCHS was Cruz Arredondo (106 pounds), Carson Roberts (152) and Ervin Mincy (220).
Fifth place Bulldogs were Dallas Coursey (113), Sebastian McKee (120), Deven Matthews (138) and Nathan Belch (160)
Sixth place TCHS wrestlers were Luke Anderson (145) and Jonathan Quintero (220).
Uncle Derrick watches nephew Ervin in the Bulldog Sweet Onion
When Derrick Mincey (2000 TCHS graduate) was a Bulldog he was not only a bruising fullback and a tough to block defensive lineman, but also he was a two-time GHSA State Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. Derrick’s nephew, Ervin, wrestles for the Bulldogs in the 220 pound weight class and on Saturday the uncle was watching and cheering on his nephew.