Thompson leads after day one at state wrestling tournament

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

The Thompson High School wrestling team, in search of its first ever Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A wrestling title, leads the field of teams in the state wrestling tournament following the first day of action Feb. 17 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

The Warriors racked up 69 team points on the first day and lead second-place Grissom by six points.

Oak Mountain racked up 25 points and sits in 16th place in team standings after the first day of wrestling. Spain Park is in 17th place in team standings with 23 points. Pelham, which racked up seven points on the first day of action, is in 24th place in team standings.

Thompson jumped out to an early lead by having six of its wrestlers advance to the championship semifinal round. Reed Jacks, DeMario Haynes, Cody Albarado, John Austin (J.A.) Jones, Nick Hall and Jesse Masters will each wrestle in the championship semifinals Feb. 18.

Jacks pinned Clay Downer of Gardendale in 2:18 in the first round in the 119-pound weight division. Jacks earned a 11-8 decision over Austin Holt of Grissom in the championship quarterfinals.

Haynes earned a 9-7 decision over Caleb Ellerbee of Lee-Montgomery in the first round in the 125-pound weight division. Haynes earned a 3-1 decision over Jared Godfrey of Oak Mountain in the championship quarterfinals.

Albarado earned a 10-5 decision over D.J. Richardson of Opelika in the first round in the 140-pound weight division. Albarado earned a 9-1 major decision over Jake Gord of Buckhorn in the championship quarterfinals.

Jones pinned Micah McGlathery of Sparkman in 28 seconds in the first round in the 145-pound weight division. Jones pinned John David Grissom of Clay-Chalkville in 1:23 in the championship quarterfinals.

Hall pinned Mitchell McFarling of Clay-Chalkville in 2:23 in the first round in the 152-pound weight division. Hall earned a 15-4 major decision over Rich McClellan of Benjamin Russell in the championship quarterfinals.

Masters pinned Fred Dunn of Clay-Chalkville in 3:33 the first round in the 189-pound weight division. Masters pinned Antone Robinson of Wetumpka in 3:14 in the championship quarterfinals.

Oak Mountain has one wrestler who will compete in the championship semifinals Feb. 18.

The Eagles’ Jared Woodall pinned Mo Mills of Spain Park in 1:48 in the first round in the 189-pound weight division. Woodall pinned Xavier Drake of Opelika in 1:22 in the championship quarterfinals.

Spain Park has two wrestlers still alive in the championship bracket.

The Jaguars’ Tommy Bostany pinned Logan Dollins of Oak Mountain in 3:23 in the first round in the 119-pound weight division. Bostany earned a 10-7 decision over Jesse Webster of Bob Jones in the championship quarterfinals.

Kameron Ricks of Spain Park earned a 14-8 decision over Quin Allen of Benjamin Russell in the first round in the 215-pound weight division. Ricks pinned T.J. Demos of Huntsville in 3:54 in the championship quarterfinals.

Pelham had one wrestler who reached the championship quarterfinals before dropping into the consolation bracket.

The Panthers’ Cody Wehunt earned a 7-6 decision over Cody Lane of Auburn in the first round in the 140-pound weight division. Wehunt dropped an 8-3 decision to Zach Smith of Pell City in the championship quarterfinals.

The AHSAA Class 6A championship semifinals will take place Feb. 18 and the state championship matches are scheduled for Feb. 19. The AHSAA Class 4A-1A state tournament, which features Coby Mize of Calera, begins Feb. 18 with the championship quarterfinals. The AHSAA Class 4A-1A championship matches are scheduled for Feb. 19.

Complete results from the first day of the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament are below.

Thompson

6A 103 – Matt Gilson’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Brian White (Opelika) 41-1 won by major decision over Matt Gilson (Thompson) 18-15 (Maj 14-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Matt Gilson (Thompson) 18-15 won by major decision over Spencer McChesney (Hewitt-Trussville) 19-25 (Maj 12-2)

6A 112 – Austin Gould’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Austin Gould (Thompson) 47-17 won by pin over Austin Clark (Bob Jones) 9-5 (Pin 4:58)
Quarterfinal – Jesse Smith (Pell City) 37-4 won by pin over Austin Gould (Thompson) 47-17 (Pin 4:13)

6A 119 – Reed Jacks’s place is 6th and has scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 49-5 won by pin over Clay Downer (Gardendale) 10-42 (Pin 2:18)
Quarterfinal – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 49-5 won by decision over Austin Holt (Grissom) 52-15 (Dec 11-8)

6A 125 – Mario Haynes’s place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-23 won by decision over Caleb Ellerbee (Lee-Montgomery) 28-5 (Dec 9-7)
Quarterfinal – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-23 won by decision over Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 54-20 (Dec 3-1)

6A 130 – Brewer Gilliland’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Corey Parker (Buckhorn) 55-9 won by decision over Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 49-15 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 49-15 won by decision over Dylan Spurlock (Auburn) 37-16 (Dec 7-0)

6A 135 – Nick Lowe’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Trent Peters (Mountain Brook) 32-22 won by decision over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-21 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – David Baumhol (Grissom) 12-7 won by decision over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-21 (Dec 8-6)

6A 140 – Cody Albarado’s place is 6th and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 32-5 won by decision over DJ Richardson (Opelika) 37-8 (Dec 10-5)
Quarterfinal – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 32-5 won by major decision over Jake Gord (Buckhorn) 22-4 (Maj 9-1)

6A 145 – JA Jones’s place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – JA Jones (Thompson) 65-5 won by pin over Micah McGlathery (Sparkman) 14-20 (Pin 0:28)
Quarterfinal – JA Jones (Thompson) 65-5 won by pin over John David Grissom (Clay-Chalkville) 31-8 (Pin 1:23)

6A 152 – Nick Hall’s place is 6th and has scored 10.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nick Hall (Thompson) 59-3 won by pin over Mitchell McFarling (Clay-Chalkville) 29-20 (Pin 2:23)
Quarterfinal – Nick Hall (Thompson) 59-3 won by major decision over Rich McClellan (Benjamin Russell) 31-8 (Maj 15-4)

6A 160 – Josh Gillaspie’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 38-10 won by decision over Blake Dean (Benjamin Russell) 29-11 (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal – Marcus Elkins (Hewitt-Trussville) 44-7 won by decision over Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 38-10 (Dec 5-4)

6A 171 – Cahmon Holder’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Benny Bradford (Grissom) 56-3 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-29 (Pin 3:52)
Cons. Round 1 – Alex Hopson (Pell City) 31-17 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-29 (Pin 1:28)

6A 189 – Jesse Masters’s place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 51-16 won by pin over Fred Dunn (Clay-Chalkville) 25-15 (Pin 3:33)
Quarterfinal – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 51-16 won by pin over Antone Robinson (Wetumpka) 36-8 (Pin 3:14)

6A 215 – Jimmy Miller’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 61-7 won by pin over Ryley Randolph (Prattville) 23-17 (Pin 3:32)
Quarterfinal – Brian Walker (Grissom) 62-3 won by decision over Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 61-7 (Dec 6-5)

Oak Mountain

6A 103 – John David Peden’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 59-12 won by decision over William Hardin (Oxford) 46-23 (Dec 8-6)
Quarterfinal – Morgan Paugh (Vestavia Hills) 46-8 won by major decision over John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 59-12 (Maj 11-0)

6A 119 – Logan Dollins’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 22-3 won by pin over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Pin 3:23)
Cons. Round 1 – Theron Anderson (Central-Phenix City) 18-12 won by decision over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Dec 7-3)

6A 125 – Jared Godfrey’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 54-20 won by decision over Hunter Lee (Oxford) 57-8 (Dec 2-1)
Quarterfinal – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-23 won by decision over Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 54-20 (Dec 3-1)

6A 130 – Jacob Parker’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 40-20 won by decision over Dylan Spurlock (Auburn) 37-16 (Dec 10-4)
Quarterfinal – Corey Parker (Buckhorn) 55-9 won by pin over Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 40-20 (Pin 1:06)

6A 152 – Vincent Kimbrough’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rush Hall (Hoover) 42-3 won by major decision over Vincent Kimbrough (Oak Mountain) 52-25 (Maj 17-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Chris Witte (Central-Phenix City) 36-15 won by pin over Vincent Kimbrough (Oak Mountain) 52-25 (Pin 3:17)

6A 160 – Jeff Back’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 48-21 won by major decision over Austin Fuller (Bob Jones) 17-8 (Maj 10-2)
Quarterfinal – Harrison Hill (Vestavia Hills) 39-5 won by pin over Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 48-21 (Pin 1:34)

6A 171 – Conrad McBee’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rico Lewis (Opelika) 38-6 won by major decision over Conrad McBee (Oak Mountain) 27-16 (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Conrad McBee (Oak Mountain) 27-16 won by disqualification over Brady Heard (Oxford) 48-19 (DQ)

6A 189 – Justin Woodall’s place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 70-2 won by pin over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 46-22 (Pin 1:48)
Quarterfinal – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 70-2 won by pin over Xavier Drake (Opelika) 42-16 (Pin 1:22)

6A 215 – Lloyd Time’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Lloyd Time (Oak Mountain) 50-18 won in overtime over Mike Maglothin (Oxford) 37-17 (OT 7-5)
Quarterfinal – Luke Wilson (Central-Phenix City) 51-2 won by pin over Lloyd Time (Oak Mountain) 50-18 (Pin 4:38)

Spain Park

6A 119 – Tommy Bostany’s place is 6th and has scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 22-3 won by pin over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Pin 3:23)
Quarterfinal – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 22-3 won by decision over Jesse Webster (Bob Jones) 39-11 (Dec 10-7)

6A 130 – Connor Whatley’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Johnson (Bob Jones) 19-7 won by decision over Connor Whatley (Spain Park) 14-14 (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Stephen Coulter (Smiths Station) 21-31 won by decision over Connor Whatley (Spain Park) 14-14 (Dec 7-6)

6A 135 – Conrad Hathcoat’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Fred Denson (Hewitt-Trussville) 16-14 won by major decision over Conrad Hathcoat (Spain Park) 34-24 (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Christian Harrison (Buckhorn) 46-13 won by major decision over Conrad Hathcoat (Spain Park) 34-24 (Maj 10-2)

6A 160 – Blake Daniel’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Blake Daniel (Spain Park) 32-17 won by pin over Max Doyle (Auburn) 20-14 (Pin 1:11)
Quarterfinal – Hayden Henderson (Grissom) 49-3 won by decision over Blake Daniel (Spain Park) 32-17 (Dec 5-4)

6A 189 – Mo Mills’s place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 70-2 won by pin over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 46-22 (Pin 1:48)
Cons. Round 1 – Mo Mills (Spain Park) 46-22 won by decision over Connor McCall (Oxford) 28-25 (Dec 3-0)

6A 215 – Kameron Ricks’s place is 6th and has scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 49-7 won by decision over Quin Allen (Benjamin Russell) 22-5 (Dec 14-8)
Quarterfinal – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 49-7 won by pin over TJ Demos (Huntsville) 37-18 (Pin 3:54)

Pelham

6A 125 – Logan Huey’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Corley Sims (Auburn) 47-6 won by decision over Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-9 (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-9 won by major decision over Luke Mastro (Hewitt-Trussville) 17-15 (Maj 16-6)

6A 140 – Cody Wehunt’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 32-6 won by decision over Cody Lane (Auburn) 38-9 (Dec 7-6)
Quarterfinal – Zach Smith (Pell City) 47-5 won by decision over Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 32-6 (Dec 8-3)

6A 285 – Tyler Ray’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Xavier Johnson (Oxford) 54-11 won by pin over Tyler Ray (Pelham) 24-14 (Pin 3:08)
Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Ray (Pelham) 24-14 won by pin over Daniel Adkins (Gardendale) 26-26 (Pin 4:41)