Warriors win Shelby County Scuffle

Thompson's Levi Springer pins Pelham's Karl Nagel at the Shelby County Scuffle Jan. 22 at Thompson High School. (Reporter photo/Mickel Ponthieux)

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

 ALABASTER – The Thompson Warriors swept through the competition to win the Shelby County Scuffle Jan. 21 at Thompson High School.

The Warriors went 3-0 in the tournament with wins over Pelham, Chelsea and Oak Mountain. Oak Mountain took second with a 2-1 record and wins over Pelham and Chelsea. Pelham defeated Chelsea for third place and Chelsea finished fourth in the tournament.

The Warriors began the day with a 66-6 win over Pelham. Austin Gould, Reed Jacks, Jaden Hunter, Demario Haynes, Brewer Gilliland, Cahman Holder, Levi Springer, Luke Moore and TJ Rayam each won by pins in the match. Jacob Mayhall and Hunter Pinneo each had decision victories while Dominic Latona won by forfeit.

Pelham’s Emilio Elliott and Chris Shiflett each won by decision for the Panthers.

Thompson followed with a 59-21 victory over Chelsea. Clay Anthony, Tyler Lacey, Brandon Belser, Austin Wilhite, Garrett Allen, Shane Evans and Jacobi Dial each won by pins for the Warriors. Chelsea was led by a pin wins by Derek Wood and Daniel Fraunfelder.

The Warriors ended the tournament with a 48-20 win over Oak Mountain. Haynes, Gilliland, Holder, and Gould each had pins for victories against the Eagles.

Oak Mountain was led by pins by Osvaldo Gomez and Lloyd Time. Jared Godfrey added a technical fall win and Christopher Richmond added a decision victory.

The Panthers fell to Oak Mountain in their second match 61-6 before defeating Chelsea 48-21 in the final dual of the day.