The Arab varsity wrestling team went 3-0 in duals at Southside on Thursday to improve to 10-0 in duals this season.

Arab defeated Ranburne 52-21; Lincoln 78-3; and host Southside High 62-18.

The Knights compete in the prestigious McGavock Invitational at Nashville, Tenn., this weekend.

• There have been some changes to the Arab girls basketball teams’ holiday plans.

First off, the JV girls will now be playing in a tourn-ament at Sure Shot on Dec. 27-28. The team’s first game is set for 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, against the winner of Plainview vs. DAR, who meet at noon. The champ-ionship game will be played at noon on Saturday, Dec. 28.

The Lady Knights’ varsity team is still playing in the Decatur Orthopaedic Clinic Classic, but the days have been changed.

The original dates for the tournament were Dec. 26-28. The dates have now been changed to Dec. 26-27 and Dec. 30. Players whose families made travel plans for Dec. 30 will be excused to miss that day, according to coach Jessica Thompson.

Arab plays Bob Jones in the first round at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26. Semifinals and the championship game will be played on Monday, Dec. 30.

• If you’ve been watching the Dr Pepper commercials, you know “Bigfan” is coming in January.

My friend in Montgomery, Bob White, is predicting it will be none other than Shaquille O’Neal.

“Brian Bosworth (sheriff) is the Oklahoma presence,” White noted. “Eddie George (doctor) is representing Ohio State. So Bigfan figures to have LSU or Clemson ties. Someone has to replace Les Miles, right? 

White is hedging his choice by adding Bigfan also could be NFL legend William “The Refrigerator” Perry, who played at Clemson, though supposedly his health isn’t too good right now.

• Speaking of Clemson, the Heisman folks on Monday gave what many are calling “free fuel” for Dabo Swinney.

Announced as finalists for the trophy were the probable winner, Joe Burrow of LSU; Justin Fields of Ohio State; Jalen Hurts of Oklahoma; and Chase Young of Ohio State.

The only playoff team not represented in the field of four? Clemson, of course.

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