Warriors inch closer to first wrestling title

By WESLEY HALLMAN / Sports Editor

The Thompson High School wrestling team will head into the final round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 6A state tournament in first place in team standings at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

The Warriors, who have racked up 140 team points during the first two days of the tournament and lead second-place Hoover by six points, will have two team members wrestle for individual championships Feb. 19. Thompson is in search of its first ever state wrestling championship.

Reed Jacks of Thompson will wrestle for an individual championship in the 119-pound weight division. Jacks pinned Will Knox of Vestavia Hills in 4:40 in the 119-pound championship semifinals Feb. 18.

John Austin (J.A.) Jones of Thompson will wrestle for an individual championship in the 145-pound weight division. Jones pinned Patrick McDaniel of Huntsville in 2:39 in the 145-pound championship semifinals Feb. 18.

Thompson will also have four wrestlers competing in consolation final matches Feb. 19.

The Warriors’ Brewer Gilliland earned a 13-2 major decision over Corey Parker of Buckhorn in the 130-pound weight division consolation semifinals. Cody Albarado of Thompson earned a 4-3 decision over Austin Taylor of Hewitt-Trussville in the 140-pound weight division consolation semifinals.

Thompson’s Nick Hall earned an 8-3 decision over Killian Hoyt of Grissom in the 152-pound weight division consolation semifinals. Jesse Masters of Thompson pinned Xavier Drake of Opelika in 1:28 in the 189-pound weight division consolation semifinals.

Oak Mountain enters the final round of the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament in ninth place in team standings with 62 points.

The Eagles’ Justin Woodall will wrestle for an individual championship in the 189-pound weight division Feb. 19. Woodall pinned Teryence Glaze of Hoover in 5:20 in the 189-pound consolation semifinals.

Jared Godfrey of Oak Mountain will wrestle in the 125-pound weight division consolation final Feb. 19. Godfrey won his 125-pound consolation semifinal match against Connor Hayman of Gardendale by forfeit.

Spain Park enters the final round of the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament in 20th place in team standings with 36 points.

Two Jaguars will wrestle in consolation final matches Feb. 19.

Tommy Bostany of Spain Park will wrestle in the 119-pound weight division consolation final. Bostany earned a 9-2 decision over Austin Holt of Grissom in the 119-pound consolation semifinals Feb. 18.

Spain Park’s Kameron Ricks will wrestle in the 215-pound weight division consolation final. Ricks pinned Quin Allen of Benjamin Russell in 2:32 in the 215-pound consolation semifinals Feb. 18.

Pelham enters the final round of the AHSAA Class 6A state tournament in 24th place in team standings with seven points.

All three Panthers were knocked out of the state tournament following the second round of consolation matches.

Logan Huey of Pelham fell to Jared Godfrey of Oak Mountain 2-0 in his 125-pound consolation match. The Panthers’ Cody Wehunt lost his 140-pound consolation match against Jacob Hill of Benjamin Russell by forfeit.

Tyler Ray of Pelham dropped a 3-1 decision in overtime to Tori Bennett of Central-Phenix City his heavyweight consolation match.

Complete results from 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) 42-1 won by major decision over Matt Gilson (Thompson) 18-16 (Maj 14-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Matt Gilson (Thompson) 18-16 won by major decision over Spencer McChesney (Hewitt-Trussville) 19-25 (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Payton Garlington (Hoover) 43-7 won by decision over Matt Gilson (Thompson) 18-16 (Dec 6-1)

6A 112 – Austin Gould’s place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Austin Gould (Thompson) 49-18 won by pin over Austin Clark (Bob Jones) 10-6 (Pin 4:58)
Quarterfinal – Jesse Smith (Pell City) 38-4 won by pin over Austin Gould (Thompson) 49-18 (Pin 4:13)
Cons. Round 2 – Austin Gould (Thompson) 49-18 won by pin over Evan Nipper (Mountain Brook) 32-16 (Pin 4:51)
Cons. Round 3 – Austin Gould (Thompson) 49-18 won by decision over Jacob Shake (Oxford) 35-16 (Dec 7-5)
Cons. Semi – Brian Hancock (Tuscaloosa County) 34-5 won by pin over Austin Gould (Thompson) 49-18 (Pin 1:57)

6A 119 – Reed Jacks’s place is 2nd and has scored 22.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 50-5 won by pin over Clay Downer (Gardendale) 10-42 (Pin 2:18)
Quarterfinal – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 50-5 won by decision over Austin Holt (Grissom) 54-16 (Dec 11-8)
Semifinal – Reed Jacks (Thompson) 50-5 won by pin over Will Knox (Vestavia Hills) 31-30 (Pin 4:40)

6A 125 – Mario Haynes’s place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-25 won by decision over Caleb Ellerbee (Lee-Montgomery) 28-5 (Dec 9-7)
Quarterfinal – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-25 won by decision over Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 (Dec 3-1)
Semifinal – Josh Brown (Vestavia Hills) 30-16 won by decision over Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-25 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Semi – Corley Sims (Auburn) 50-6 won by decision over Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-25 (Dec 7-5)

6A 130 – Brewer Gilliland’s place is 4th and has scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Corey Parker (Buckhorn) 55-11 won by decision over Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 52-15 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 52-15 won by decision over Dylan Spurlock (Auburn) 37-16 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 52-15 won by decision over Cody Johnson (Bob Jones) 19-8 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 3 – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 52-15 won by pin over Gil Collar (Wetumpka) 38-4 (Pin 3:51)
Cons. Semi – Brewer Gilliland (Thompson) 52-15 won by major decision over Corey Parker (Buckhorn) 55-11 (Maj 13-2)

6A 135 – Nick Lowe’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Trent Peters (Mountain Brook) 32-23 won by decision over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-21 (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 – David Baumhol (Grissom) 12-8 won by decision over Nick Lowe (Thompson) 18-21 (Dec 8-6)

6A 140 – Cody Albarado’s place is 4th and has scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 33-6 won by decision over DJ Richardson (Opelika) 37-8 (Dec 10-5)
Quarterfinal – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 33-6 won by major decision over Jake Gord (Buckhorn) 24-5 (Maj 9-1)
Semifinal – Zach Smith (Pell City) 48-5 won by pin over Cody Albarado (Thompson) 33-6 (Pin 1:22)
Cons. Semi – Cody Albarado (Thompson) 33-6 won by decision over Austin Taylor (Hewitt-Trussville) 41-7 (Dec 4-3)

6A 145 – JA Jones’s place is 2nd and has scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – JA Jones (Thompson) 66-5 won by pin over Micah McGlathery (Sparkman) 14-20 (Pin 0:28)
Quarterfinal – JA Jones (Thompson) 66-5 won by pin over John David Grissom (Clay-Chalkville) 31-9 (Pin 1:23)
Semifinal – JA Jones (Thompson) 66-5 won by pin over Patrick McDaniel (Huntsville) 27-17 (Pin 2:39)

6A 152 – Nick Hall’s place is 4th and has scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Nick Hall (Thompson) 60-4 won by pin over Mitchell McFarling (Clay-Chalkville) 30-21 (Pin 2:23)
Quarterfinal – Nick Hall (Thompson) 60-4 won by major decision over Rich McClellan (Benjamin Russell) 32-9 (Maj 15-4)
Semifinal – William Byrd (Mountain Brook) 56-2 won by decision over Nick Hall (Thompson) 60-4 (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Semi – Nick Hall (Thompson) 60-4 won by decision over Killian Hoyt (Grissom) 57-11 (Dec 8-3)

6A 160 – Josh Gillaspie’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 39-11 won by decision over Blake Dean (Benjamin Russell) 29-12 (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal – Marcus Elkins (Hewitt-Trussville) 45-7 won by decision over Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 39-11 (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 39-11 won by decision over Marquis Wright (Opelika) 19-22 (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Gerald McRath (Oxford) 9-4 won by decision over Josh Gillaspie (Thompson) 39-11 (Dec 3-2)

6A 171 – Cahmon Holder’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Benny Bradford (Grissom) 57-4 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-29 (Pin 3:52)
Cons. Round 1 – Alex Hopson (Pell City) 32-18 won by pin over Cahmon Holder (Thompson) 32-29 (Pin 1:28)

6A 189 – Jesse Masters’s place is 4th and has scored 18.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 52-17 won by pin over Fred Dunn (Clay-Chalkville) 25-16 (Pin 3:33)
Quarterfinal – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 52-17 won by pin over Antone Robinson (Wetumpka) 36-9 (Pin 3:14)
Semifinal – Terrence Smith (Lee-Montgomery) 41-1 won by major decision over Jesse Masters (Thompson) 52-17 (Maj 15-4)
Cons. Semi – Jesse Masters (Thompson) 52-17 won by pin over Xavier Drake (Opelika) 44-17 (Pin 1:28)

6A 215 – Jimmy Miller’s place is 6th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 63-8 won by pin over Ryley Randolph (Prattville) 24-18 (Pin 3:32)
Quarterfinal – Brian Walker (Grissom) 63-3 won by decision over Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 63-8 (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 63-8 won by decision over Jose Casanova (Vestavia Hills) 28-21 (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 63-8 won by pin over Kris Leong (Pell City) 33-21 (Pin 2:30)
Cons. Semi – Brett Brown (Tuscaloosa County) 55-2 won by decision over Jimmy Miller (Thompson) 63-8 (Dec 5-4)

Oak Mountain

6A 103 – John David Peden’s place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 61-13 won by decision over William Hardin (Oxford) 47-24 (Dec 8-6)
Quarterfinal – Morgan Paugh (Vestavia Hills) 46-10 won by major decision over John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 61-13 (Maj 11-0)
Cons. Round 2 – John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 61-13 won by decision over Griffin Ridgeway (Bob Jones) 20-12 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 3 – John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 61-13 won by decision over Brent Carr (Buckhorn) 47-11 (Dec 10-7)
Cons. Semi – John David Henderson (Grissom) 60-6 won by decision over John David Peden (Oak Mountain) 61-13 (Dec 2-0)

6A 119 – Logan Dollins’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 23-4 won by pin over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Pin 3:23)
Cons. Round 1 – Theron Anderson (Central-Phenix City) 18-13 won by decision over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Dec 7-3)

6A 125 – Jared Godfrey’s place is 4th and has scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 won by decision over Hunter Lee (Oxford) 57-9 (Dec 2-1)
Quarterfinal – Mario Haynes (Thompson) 37-25 won by decision over Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 won by decision over Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-10 (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 won in double overtime over Gavin Fuller (Benjamin Russell) 35-14 (2-OT 5-3)
Cons. Semi – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 won by forfeit over Connor Hayman (Gardendale) 25-4 (FF)

6A 130 – Jacob Parker’s place is 6th and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 42-21 won by decision over Dylan Spurlock (Auburn) 37-16 (Dec 10-4)
Quarterfinal – Corey Parker (Buckhorn) 55-11 won by pin over Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 42-21 (Pin 1:06)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 42-21 won by major decision over Stephen Coulter (Smiths Station) 21-32 (Maj 13-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 42-21 won by decision over Adam Pierce (Prattville) 40-13 (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Semi – Ashton Jones (Clay-Chalkville) 52-4 won by pin over Jacob Parker (Oak Mountain) 42-21 (Pin 1:59)

6A 152 – Vincent Kimbrough’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rush Hall (Hoover) 43-3 won by major decision over Vincent Kimbrough (Oak Mountain) 52-25 (Maj 17-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Chris Witte (Central-Phenix City) 36-16 won by pin over Vincent Kimbrough (Oak Mountain) 52-25 (Pin 3:17)

6A 160 – Jeff Back’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 49-22 won by major decision over Austin Fuller (Bob Jones) 17-8 (Maj 10-2)
Quarterfinal – Harrison Hill (Vestavia Hills) 40-5 won by pin over Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 49-22 (Pin 1:34)
Cons. Round 2 – Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 49-22 won by decision over Blake Dean (Benjamin Russell) 29-12 (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Jake Perry (Mountain Brook) 40-13 won by major decision over Jeff Back (Oak Mountain) 49-22 (Maj 13-5)

6A 171 – Conrad McBee’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rico Lewis (Opelika) 38-8 won by major decision over Conrad McBee (Oak Mountain) 27-17 (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 1 – Conrad McBee (Oak Mountain) 27-17 won by disqualification over Brady Heard (Oxford) 48-19 (DQ)
Cons. Round 2 – Tim Hester (Smiths Station) 49-6 won by injury default over Conrad McBee (Oak Mountain) 27-17 (I-D)

6A 189 – Justin Woodall’s place is 2nd and has scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 71-2 won by pin over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 47-23 (Pin 1:48)
Quarterfinal – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 71-2 won by pin over Xavier Drake (Opelika) 44-17 (Pin 1:22)
Semifinal – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 71-2 won by pin over Teryence Glaze (Hoover) 26-2 (Pin 5:20)

6A 215 – Lloyd Time’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Lloyd Time (Oak Mountain) 50-19 won in overtime over Mike Maglothin (Oxford) 37-17 (OT 7-5)
Quarterfinal – Luke Wilson (Central-Phenix City) 52-2 won by pin over Lloyd Time (Oak Mountain) 50-19 (Pin 4:38)
Cons. Round 2 – Ryley Randolph (Prattville) 24-18 won by decision over Lloyd Time (Oak Mountain) 50-19 (Dec 5-3)

Spain Park

6A 119 – Tommy Bostany’s place is 4th and has scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 23-4 won by pin over Logan Dollins (Oak Mountain) 23-35 (Pin 3:23)
Quarterfinal – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 23-4 won by decision over Jesse Webster (Bob Jones) 42-11 (Dec 10-7)
Semifinal – Michael Jordan (Auburn) 42-0 won by decision over Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 23-4 (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Semi – Tommy Bostany (Spain Park) 23-4 won by decision over Austin Holt (Grissom) 54-16 (Dec 9-2)

6A 130 – Connor Whatley’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Johnson (Bob Jones) 19-8 won by decision over Connor Whatley (Spain Park) 14-14 (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Stephen Coulter (Smiths Station) 21-32 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) 16-15 won by major decision over Conrad Hathcoat (Spain Park) 34-24 (Maj 12-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Christian Harrison (Buckhorn) 46-14 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) 32-18 won by pin over Max Doyle (Auburn) 20-14 (Pin 1:11)
Quarterfinal – Hayden Henderson (Grissom) 50-4 won by decision over Blake Daniel (Spain Park) 32-18 (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Gerald McRath (Oxford) 9-4 won by decision over Blake Daniel (Spain Park) 32-18 (Dec 6-4)

6A 189 – Mo Mills’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Woodall (Oak Mountain) 71-2 won by pin over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 47-23 (Pin 1:48)
Cons. Round 1 – Mo Mills (Spain Park) 47-23 won by decision over Connor McCall (Oxford) 28-25 (Dec 3-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Mo Mills (Spain Park) 47-23 won by decision over Antone Robinson (Wetumpka) 36-9 (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 3 – Andrew Mathews (Central-Phenix City) 41-16 won by decision over Mo Mills (Spain Park) 47-23 (Dec 9-3)

6A 215 – Kameron Ricks’s place is 4th and has scored 16.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 50-8 won by decision over Quin Allen (Benjamin Russell) 24-6 (Dec 14-8)
Quarterfinal – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 50-8 won by pin over TJ Demos (Huntsville) 37-19 (Pin 3:54)
Semifinal – Brian Walker (Grissom) 63-3 won by decision over Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 50-8 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Semi – Kameron Ricks (Spain Park) 50-8 won by pin over Quin Allen (Benjamin Russell) 24-6 (Pin 2:32)

Pelham

6A 125 – Logan Huey’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Corley Sims (Auburn) 50-6 won by decision over Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-10 (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-10 won by major decision over Luke Mastro (Hewitt-Trussville) 17-15 (Maj 16-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Jared Godfrey (Oak Mountain) 57-20 won by decision over Logan Huey (Pelham) 27-10 (Dec 2-0)

6A 140 – Cody Wehunt’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 32-7 won by decision over Cody Lane (Auburn) 38-10 (Dec 7-6)
Quarterfinal – Zach Smith (Pell City) 48-5 won by decision over Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 32-7 (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Hill (Benjamin Russell) 20-16 won by forfeit over Cody Wehunt (Pelham) 32-7 (FF)

6A 285 – Tyler Ray’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Xavier Johnson (Oxford) 55-12 won by pin over Tyler Ray (Pelham) 24-15 (Pin 3:08)
Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Ray (Pelham) 24-15 won by pin over Daniel Adkins (Gardendale) 26-26 (Pin 4:41)
Cons. Round 2 – Tori Bennett (Central-Phenix City) 25-9 won in overtime over Tyler Ray (Pelham) 24-15 (OT 3-1)