Thompson wrestlers finish runner-up at section meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Thompson High School wrestling team finished runner-up in an Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A section meet Feb. 12 at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport.

The Warriors racked up 190.5 team points at the section meet, which placed Thompson nine points behind section winner Hoover.

One season after setting a school record with 11 state qualifiers, the Warriors set a new mark with 13 out of 14 wrestlers heading to the Class 6A state tournament Feb. 17-19 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Junior Matthew Gilson, sophomore Austin Gould, sophomore Reed Jacks, sophomore DeMario Haynes, freshman Brewer Gilliland, sophomore Nick Lowe, junior Cody Albarado, junior John Austin (J.A.) Jones, sophomore Nick Hall, junior Josh Gillaspie, sophomore Cahman Holder, junior Jesse Masters and senior Jimmy Miller will each wrestle in the Class 6A state tournament.

Jacks, Gilliland, Jones and Hall will each enter the Class 6A state tournament as section champions.

Jacks, who will enter the state tournament with a 47-5 record in individual matches, won the 119-pound individual championship at the section meet.

Jacks pinned Ty Brock of Northridge in 52 seconds in the championship quarterfinals and earned a 10-5 decision over Will Knox of Vestavia Hills in the semifinals. Jacks earned a 4-2 decision over Tommy Bostany of Spain Park in the 119-pound championship match.

Gilliland, who will enter the state tournament with a 48-14 record in individual matches, won the 130-pound individual championship at the section meet.

Gilliland pinned Khalil Jefferson of Minor in 3:59 in the championship quarterfinals and earned a 4-1 decision over Connor Whatley of Spain Park in the semifinals. Gilliland pinned Cole Horton of Tuscaloosa County in 2:33 in the 130-pound championship match.

Jones, who will enter the state tournament with a 63-5 record in individual matches, won the 145-pound individual championship at the section meet.

Jones received a bye in the championship quarterfinals and pinned Jimmy Whitt of Vestavia Hills in 3:15 in the semifinals. Jones won by forfeit over Parker Grissom of Hoover in the 145-pound championship match.

Hall, who will enter the state tournament with a 57-3 record in individual matches, won the 152-pound individual championship at the section meet.

Hall, who won the Class 6A 140-pound championship last season, received a bye in the championship quarterfinals and earned a 7-3 decision over Jack Nelson of Vestavia Hills in the semifinals. Hall earned a 7-3 decision over Rush Hall of Hoover in the 152-pound championship match.

Two Thompson wrestlers finished runner-up in their respective weight divisions.

Gillaspie, who will enter the state tournament with a 37-9 record in individual matches, finished runner-up in the 160-pound weight division at the section meet.

Gillaspie, who won the Class 6A 152-pound championship last season, won by forfeit over Ryan Reedy-Buffer of Northridge in the championship quarterfinals and pinned Matt Wilcoxen of Hoover in 47 seconds in the semifinals. Gillaspie forfeited the 152-pound championship match with Harrison Hill of Vestavia Hills.

Masters, who will enter the state tournament with a 49-16 record in individual matches, finished runner-up in the 189-pound weight division at the section meet.

After receiving a bye in the opening round at the section meet, Masters pinned John Ross Morton of Northridge in the championship quarterfinals. Masters earned a 4-3 decision over Mo Mills of Spain Park in the semifinals before dropping a 15-5 major decision to Teryence Glaze of Hoover in the 189-pound championship match.

Complete results from the section meet are below.

Thompson

103 – Matt Gilson’s place is 4th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Matt Gilson (Thompson) 17-14 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Morgan Paugh (Vestavia Hills) 44-8 won by decision over Matt Gilson (Thompson) 17-14 (Dec 4-1)
Cons. Semi – Matt Gilson (Thompson) 17-14 won by pin over Jackson Cotney (Spain Park) 14-35 (Pin 0:44)
3rd Place Match – Payton Garlington (Hoover) 39-6 won by decision over Matt Gilson (Thompson) 17-14 (Dec 3-2)

112 – Austin Gould’s place is 3rd and has scored 13.50 team points.
Quarterfinal – Austin Gould (Thompson) 46-16 won by tech fall over Zac Boshell (Hoover) 4-6 (TF 15-0)
Semifinal – Brian Hancock (Tuscaloosa County) 31-4 won by decision over Austin Gould (Thompson) 46-16 (Dec 11-7)
Cons. Semi – Austin Gould (Thompson) 46-16 received a bye () (Bye)
3rd Place Match – Austin Gould (Thompson) 46-16 won by pin over Zac Boshell (Hoover) 4-6 (Pin 2:41)

119 – Reed Jacks’s place is 1st and has scored 20.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 47-5 won by pin over Ty Brock (Northridge) 4-4 (Pin 0:52)
Semifinal – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 47-5 won by decision over Will Knox (Vestavia Hills) 29-28 (Dec 10-5)
1st Place Match – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 47-5 won by decision over Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 20-3 (Dec 4-2)

125 – Mario Haynes’s place is 4th and has scored 8.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 35-23 won by decision over Harrison Turner (Tuscaloosa County) 34-24 (Dec 4-2)
Semifinal – Sam Avery (Hoover) 17-9 won by decision over Mario Haynes (Thompson) 35-23 (Dec 4-3)
Cons. Semi – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 35-23 won by major decision over Brendon Tamburelli (Minor) 25-13 (Maj 10-0)
3rd Place Match – Logan Huey (Pelham) 26-8 won by decision over Mario Haynes (Thompson) 35-23 (Dec 4-2)

130 – Brewer Gilliland’s place is 1st and has scored 22.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 48-14 won by pin over Khalil Jefferson (Minor) 13-20 (Pin 3:59)
Semifinal – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 48-14 won by decision over Connor Whatley (Spain Park) 14-12 (Dec 4-1)
1st Place Match – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 48-14 won by pin over Cole Horton (Tuscaloosa County) 22-16 (Pin 2:33)

135 – Nick Lowe’s place is 4th and has scored 6.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-19 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Taylor Garlington (Hoover) 42-6 won by major decision over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-19 (Maj 15-4)
Cons. Semi – Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-19 won by major decision over Adam Brookins (Vestavia Hills) 5-10 (Maj 10-1)
3rd Place Match – Conrad Hathcoat (Spain Park) 34-22 won by pin over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-19 (Pin 2:43)

140 – Cody Albarado’s place is 3rd and has scored 12.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 30-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 31-5 won by decision over Cody Albarado (Thompson) 30-5 (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Semi – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 30-5 won by pin over Clint Hydrick (Northridge) 11-10 (Pin 1:30)
3rd Place Match – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 30-5 won by injury default over Andrew Korn (Vestavia Hills) 30-14 (I-D)

145 – JA Jones’s place is 1st and has scored 22.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – JA Jones (Thompson) 63-5 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – JA Jones (Thompson) 63-5 won by pin over Jimmy Whitt (Vestavia Hills) 17-5 (Pin 3:15)
1st Place Match – JA Jones (Thompson) 63-5 won by forfeit over Parker Grissom (Hoover) 41-5 (FF)

152 – Nick Hall’s place is 1st and has scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Nick Hall (Thompson) 57-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Nick Hall (Thompson) 57-3 won by decision over Jack Nelson (Vestavia Hills) 33-22 (Dec 7-3)
1st Place Match – Nick Hall (Thompson) 57-3 won by decision over Rush Hall (Hoover) 40-3 (Dec 7-3)

160 – Josh Gillaspie’s place is 2nd and has scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 37-9 won by forfeit over Ryan Reedy-Buffer (Northridge) 3-11 (FF)
Semifinal – Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 37-9 won by pin over Matt Wilcoxen (Hoover) 16-24 (Pin 0:47)
1st Place Match – Harrison Hill (Vestavia Hills) 37-5 won by forfeit over Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 37-9 (FF)

171 – Cahmon Holder’s place is 4th and has scored 9.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-27 won by pin over Tim Davis (Vestavia Hills) 10-11 (Pin 5:08)
Semifinal – Carl Brown (Hoover) 42-1 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-27 (Pin 1:22)
Cons. Semi – Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-27 won by decision over Trey Maynard (Pelham) 14-17 (Dec 6-3)
3rd Place Match – Micah Davis (Minor) 31-7 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-27 (Pin 1:26)

189 – Jesse Masters’s place is 2nd and has scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 49-16 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 49-16 won by pin over John Ross Morton (Northridge) 9-8 (Pin 0:41)
Semifinal – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 49-16 won by decision over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 45-21 (Dec 4-3)
1st Place Match – Teryence Glaze (Hoover) 23-1 won by major decision over Jesse Masters (Thompson) 49-16 (Maj 15-5)

215 – Jimmy Miller’s place is 3rd and has scored 14.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 60-6 won by pin over Juan Brito-Cuevas (Pelham) 6-24 (Pin 1:00)
Semifinal – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 47-7 won by decision over Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 60-6 (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Semi – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 60-6 won by pin over JD Fuller (Hoover) 27-25 (Pin 0:51)
3rd Place Match – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 60-6 won by decision over Jose Casanova (Vestavia Hills) 27-19 (Dec 5-2)

285 – David Capers’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Eddie Foster (Hoover) 21-9 won by pin over David Capers (Thompson) 31-23 (Pin 1:27)
Cons. Round 1 – David Capers (Thompson) 31-23 won by pin over Martin Canales (Spain Park) 5-20 (Pin 2:48)
Cons. Semi – Tyler Garner (Minor) 15-8 won by pin over David Capers (Thompson) 31-23 (Pin 1:51)