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Redskins finish first at East Metro
The Social Circle Redskins varsity wrestling team captured the team title at the 2014 East Metro Tournament out of 21 total teams. - photo by Courtesy of Alan Howard

The Social Circle High School Wrestling team took home first place honors at the East Metro Tournament last weekend at Loganville High School.

The Redskins finished in first with 259 points in the 21-team event, while Rockdale County (218.5) and Oconee (195) finished second and third, respectively.

Newton County's Alcovy finished fourth overall with 175 points, while Newton High rounded out the top five at the event with 127 points.

Loganville (123) and Jackson County (122.5) finished sixth and seventh, respectively, while Clarke Central and Monticello tied for eighth with 122 points.

Eastside finished in tenth place with 102.5 points.

Social Circle coach Randy Prater said he was very happy about how his Redskins performed at the East Metro Tournament.

“We are getting better every week," Prater said. "I believe this is the first time we have ever won this tournament. Last year, we got second place behind Oconee by 13 points. It was nice to be able to win a tournament of this size while missing three or four of your starters. ... I am very happy (about) how we did.”

The Redskins had 11 placers at the tournament.

Reid Harris (120), David Engstrom (145) and Jeremy Tyson (170) were all tournament champions.

Cade Lackey (138) finished second, with Stevie Howard (113), Jacob Noth (152) and Eric Wilson (285) all placing third in their weight classes.

Jimmy Haynes (195) placed fourth in his division, while Mitchell Clegg (132) took fifth. Both Justin Givens (160) and Ryan Harris (182) took sixth place place.

The Redskins return to action when they host the Redskins Rumble this weekend at Social Circle High School on Saturday. This will be the last tournament of the year for Social Circle before heading into the Area tournament, Sectional Tournament and State tournament for the AA classification.