Arab’s wrestling team defeated Scottsboro 53-20 last Friday to win the 5A-6A Region 7 duals tournament and advance to the next round of the state duals tournament, which is today at Arab.

Both teams advanced from the region event to the first round of the state duals tournament. Arab faces Hartselle today while Scottsboro takes on Athens. The winners will meet afterward to determine which team advances.

The 5A-6A duals final will be Friday (Jan. 21) at 2:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Scottsboro defeated Fort Payne 43-31 to advance to the Region 7 finals.

Winners for Arab against Scottsboro were:

• Conner Knighten, 285 pounds, pin

• Jaxon Ivey, 113, pin

• Austin Silva, 132, pin

• Joshua Roe, 145, decision (4-2)

• Patrick Lawler, 152, major decision (11-2)

• Logan Silva, 160, MD (8-0)

• Kaden King, 170, pin

• Jackson Harris, 182, pin

• Jonathan Pugh, 195, forfeit

• Caleb Roe, 220, pin

The Knights host the annual Arab Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Home matches Tuesday against Moody and Shades Valley were postponed when both teams backed out.

The matches were to be part of “Senior Night,” and coach Kyle Routon said he is working on adding a dual at home for the seniors to be honored.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.