By Joshua Huff, sports editor
BIRMINGHAM — The Clay-Chalkville wrestling team wrapped a successful Jefferson County Championships on Monday at Fultondale High School with an overall top 3 finish behind several individual top 5 performances.
The Cougars rode a dominant first-place performance from Jordyn Johnson, 162 pounds, who defeated all three of his opponents by fall. Johnson was victorious over Fultodale’s James Adams-Smith in the first-place match. Clay-Chalkville had nine wrestlers finish in the top 5 throughout the day.
Overall, Clay-Chalkville finished in third place in the 12-team field.
|1||McAdory High School||220.5|
|5||Mortimer Jordan HS||119.0|
|9||Center Point HS||43.0|
Both Chris Cornutt, 197 pounds, and Izziah Williams, 287 pounds, finished in second place in their respective divisions. Cornutt fell to Corner’s Logan Thomas in the first-place match by decision, 8-1. Williams also fell in the first-place bout after losing to Shades Valley’s Dylan Daring by fall.
Rounding out the top 5 performance for the Cougars was Ka`Reyan Allen’s, 128 pounds, fourth-place finish. He fell to McAdory’s KeAndre Poellnitz by decision, 8-4.
Andre Jones, 134 pounds, fell in the third-place bout to McAdory’s Christian Miles by fall.
Anthony Jones, 140 pounds, lost to Gardendale’s Braden Murry in the third-place match by fall.
Jeremiah Theus, 154 pounds, fell to Corner’s Kaleb Reed in the third-place match by fall.
Sean Arrington, 162 pounds, finished in fourth place after losing to McAdory’s Jacob Champion by decision, 8-6. Champion, ironically, finished in third place.
Cameron Kornegay, 184 pounds, wrapped the day with a fourth-place finish after falling to Gardendale’s Matt Franks by decision, 5-2, in the third-place match.