Dragons Lack Fire in Fannin

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The Pickens County Dragons drove north to Fannin County to take part in a couple of duel meets against the Gilmer Bobcats and the host Fannin Rebels. The Dragons were highly unsuccessful as they scored a total of 27 points that night. They lost 68-3 to the Bobcats and 57-24 to the Rebels.The Dragons’ first dual was against the powerhouse Gilmer Bobcats and they were only able to muster one match victory. Robert Wofford at the 130 weight class came away with a three-point minor win. The match was decided in overtime by a takedown. The win came when the Dragons were already down 24-0 before they acquired the match victory.

(Photo by LT Melton)

Pickens fared much better against the Fannin Rebels. They led after three matches 18-0, with all the matches being decided by pins, each worth six team points. Fannin gained their first win of the dual via pin at 125, making the score 18-6. The Dragons acquired their last points of the dual with a pin by Wofford at 130 for a 24-6 lead.

The home team staged a furious comeback not seen since Neil Patrick Harris joined the cast of “How I Met Your Mother.” The Rebels rattled off two straight pins and a minor win to pull within three points.

Another Rebels pin at 152 gave the home team a lead that was never relinquished, as the Dragons were shut out for the rest of the match and the home team scored 39 unanswered points.

(Photo by LT Melton)

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