3 ECHS wrestlers qualify for state after super sectional finishes

Published 11:59 am Sunday, February 12, 2023

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Three Escambia County High School wrestlers will compete at the AHSAA Class 1A-4A state tournament this week at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Seniors Mason Huggins and TyAnthony Dailey, and junior Elijah Thomas gained their berths during the South Super Section Feb. 10-11 at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. The top six in each weight class advance to state.

Huggins finished sixth in the 170-pound weight class with 10 points; Thomas finished third in the 152-pound weight class with 22.5 points; and Dailey finished fourth in the 182-pound weight class with 20 points.

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Some 12 wrestlers from ECHS wrestled at the super section. ECHS wrestlers’ results from the championship rounds by weight class included:

  • 113 pounds – Amaree Mosley, 4 points – received bye in the first round, and lost to St. James’ Luke Robins by tech fall;
  • 120 pounds – Gordaryl Lewis, 3 points – lost to Ranburne’s Brody Horner by major decision;
  • 126 pounds – D’Andre Richardson – received a bye in the first round, and lost to Montevallo’s Ethan Juarez in sudden victory;
  • 138 pounds – Thomas Fails – lost to Cleburne County’s Austen Mayfield by fall;
  • 145 pounds – Mirio Crenshaw, 11 points – won by fall over Gabriale Marsh of Reeltown, by fall over Bayside Academy’s Thompson Coker and los to Montevallo’s Gavin Mok by fall;
  • 152 pounds – Thomas, third place – received a bye, won by major decision over Cleburne County’s Harrison Roberts and lost to Saks’ John Bussey;
  • 160 pounds – Daniel Gunaca, 2 points – received a bye and lost to Satsuma’s Jake Cochran by fall;
  • 170 pounds – Huggins, sixth place, 10 points – won by fall over Montgomery Catholic’s Michael Hill, won by major decision over St. James’ Pruitt Conner, lost to Houston Academy’s Andrew Gil by decision and lost to Alabama School for the Blind’s Christopher Weaver by decision;
  • 182 pounds – Dailey, fourth place, 20 points – received a bye, won by fall over Walter Wellborn’s Dyland Murdaugh, lost to Montgomery Catholic’s Jake Dean by fall, won by falls over Saks’ Tyler Rucker and by decision over St. James’ Brooks Bacheler;
  • 195 pounds – Tirus McKenzie, 4 points – won by fall over Northside Methodist’s Brayden Monk, and lost to American Christian’s Ansel Stinnett;
  • 220 pounds – Isaac Manzano – received a bye, and lost to Walter Wellborn’s Andrew Salter by fall; and,
  • 285 pounds – Daagaryn McCracken – lost to Thomasville’s Keyontae Young by major decision.