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Greyhound grapplers fall quickly in state
by Chuck Thompson
Jan 17, 2013 | 1087 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior Jackson Williamson quickly earns a pin for the Greyhounds against his foe from Stephenson during the second round of the state AAAAA duals in Macon last Thursday morning.
Senior Jackson Williamson quickly earns a pin for the Greyhounds against his foe from Stephenson during the second round of the state AAAAA duals in Macon last Thursday morning.
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Jones County’s euphoria over its first region duals’ title didn’t last long as the Greyhound grapplers were quickly eliminated from the state duals at the Macon Coliseum with losses in their first two matches.

Creekview whipped the Greyhounds 61-18 in the opening round on Thursday evening, with Jackson Williamson at 285 pounds, Seth Killgo at 132, and Danny Williams at 126 getting Jones County’s only three victories in the 14 matches.

The Greyhounds wrestled much better against Stephenson in the first round of the consolation bracket on Thursday morning, only to fall 43-42 in a heartbreaker that came down to an obscure tiebreaker rule.

Jones County won five of the first seven matches, but Stephenson rallied to win five of the last seven, including the final two, to tie the Greyhounds at 42 points each.

That sent the outcome to a tiebreaking formula that went through several steps before the Jaguars finally were declared the winner due to having scored first in the most matches.

“The first tiebreaker is flagrant fouls, and there were none. Then it is total pins or forfeits, and that was even. Then total matches won, then total technical falls, then major decisions and finally about the sixth or seventh tiebreaker was first points scored in a match,” coach Daniel Lewis said. “We were even all the way down to that tiebreaker because we each won seven matches either by pin or forfeit. But in a couple of matches where we wound up winning by a pin, their guy scored the first points before our guy fought back to win, so they scored first in eight or nine of the matches and won the tiebreaker point.”

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