Tuesday night proved to be another good one for the Mat Panthers of Jackson County, as they faced off against Riverside Military Academy, Oglethorpe County and Monroe Area.

The Mat Panthers came away victorious, not losing a varsity match in any of the three pairings.

The only team points given up by Jackson County were due to forfeits. Jackson County was next slated to take part in the Patriot Classic at Oglethorpe County, but the meet was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The Mat Panthers now look ahead to this weekend and the Area Individual tournament at Morgan County.

“We have a number of individuals that should be competing for an Area title and an even larger number that should be advancing to Sectionals next week,” said coach Jason Powers. “I feel that we should at least advance nine or 10 wrestlers into sectionals next week just looking at how they have wrestled against their opponents so far this year.”

Powers said that as a team, the Mat Panthers should have a great shot at winning the Area tournament.

For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Jackson Herald or The Braselton News.

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