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Hightower took 2nd place, with Jesiah Townsel and Ronald Pointer comeing in 3rd at the State Championships.

For Hightower at 150 lbs., he had a bye in the first round and came out in the next round with a major decision of 13-4. That moved him to the semifinals where he defeated Zack Sandres of Haralson County by the score of 7-2. In the Championship it was a true battle between Hightower and Ben Lampe of East Jackson. Just one point was scored in the match with Lampe picking it up to take the close decision and win the title. At 175 lbs. Townsel won by pin in the first round, but fell in the second by pin. That moved him into the consolation bracket. He won the first match by pin, and then took the second by pin as well. In the semifinals he won by a 9-7 decision over Frashawn Sankoh of Glenn Hills. In the consolation finals Townsel defeated Austin Wooten of Rockmart, 7-4, to take 3rd place.

Ronald Pointer finished in 3rd place at 190 lbs. Pointer had a bye in the first round and then won by a 13-6 decision in the next round. Pointer fell to the eventual State Champion in the next round by pin to move into the consolation bracket. He won his next match by a major decision, 13-3, over Tristian Lower of Putnam County. In the consolation finals Pointer won 7-4 over Tyler Malone of Rockmart to earn his 3rd place finish.

Also earning points for the Indians were Jack Godbee at 157 lbs. with a 4th place finish, Sam Sapp at 165 lbs. with a 6th place finish, and Marcus Dixon at 215 lbs. with a 6th place finish. Other Indians wrestling at the State Tournament were Brennan Neumann at 106 lbs., Jamari Jermon at 144 lbs., and Stephen Cheeks at 285 lbs.

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