The Leopard grapplers had a tough challenge in front them last weekend at the Panther Invitational at Jackson County. Banks finished eighth out of a tough 25-team field.
This week, Banks County hosted Madison, Oglethorpe and Morgan County on Tuesday in the season’s first home tri-match. Results were unavailable at press time.
Leopard grapplers are back on the road this weekend, as Banks competes in the Morgan County Choo-Choo Classic. The two-day tournament begins Friday at 5 p.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m.
Banks County scored 95 points to break inside the top ten at Jackson County’s annual Panther Invitational last week.
First place went to perennial powerhouse Jefferson with 278.5 points while Gilmer County (197.5) took second.
The Leopards had one placer at the tournament, Justin Fincannon, in fourth place in the 130 lbs. class.
Fincannon worked through the bracket defeating a Locust Grove grappler by fall, Trea Edwards of Commerce by decision, and a Creekview grappler by decision.
For more on the Panther Invitational see this week's The Banks County News.