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Led by Bob Jones’ sectional title, local wrestlers headed to state

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports/AHSAA

MONTGOMERY — Vestavia Hills, Gardendale and Arab captured the AHSAA North Super Sectional wrestling titles at the Birmingham CrossPlex Bill Harris Arena on Saturday. Winning championships at the South Super Sectional held at Montgomery’s Garrett Coliseum were Thompson, Oxford and Cleburne County, respectively.

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The top eight qualifiers from each Super Sectional in Class 6A and Class 1A/5A advance to the AHSAA State Championships beginning Thursday at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center. The top four qualifiers in Class 7A advance from the North and South.

NORTH SUPER SECTIONAL

The defending state champion Rebels, also the Class 7A Duals runner-up this season, totaled 206.5 points to win the Class 7A title over Bob Jones (180.5). The Patriots beat Vestavia for in the 7A duals finals in January. Grissom was third Saturday with 142 points, Hewitt-Trussville (136) finished fourth and Huntsville (121) fifth.

Gardendale, which finished second in the Class 6A Wrestling Duals, won the 6A North championship with 207 points. Chelsea was second with 181.5, followed by Southside-Gadsden (166.5), Athens (160.5) and Helena (160).

For Clay-Chalkville, Jack Jones repeated as sectional champion as he won the 220-pound division and is headed to state. Also qualifying are Nathan Hernandez, Jacob Smith, Jordyn Johnson, Jacob Williams, Theo Maxwell, Kevin Bryant, AJ Talton and Skyler McClain.

Hewitt finished fourth at the sectionals. Headed to state are Seth Hall, Gabe Hodge, Caleb Hammond, Stone Barden, Connor Smith, Cale Land and Robert Powell.

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