Soddy-Daisy won its Showdown in record time Saturday.
With wrestling starting at 9 a.m., fans that stayed through the championship finals were on their way home by 6 p.m.
The Trojans rolled up 189.5 points to 168.5 for runner-up McCallie. Maryville Heritage was third with 137, Trussville, Ala. Hewitt fourth with 120 and Bradley Central fifth with 99.5
Walker Valley and Pigeon Forge tied for sixth with 91, followed by Dobyns-Bennett (68), Cookeville 56, Brentwood and Cordova (55), Science Hill 54.5, Independence 49, Oakland 48, Gibbs 46.5, Notre Dame 43.5, Tullahoma 35 and Rhea County 20.
Tullahoma’s Devan Cyree was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler following a 48-second pin in the championship finals and best match was 126 pounds in which Pigeon Forge’s Joseph Dodgen decisioned Soddy-Daisy’s Tucker Russo 9-6.
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Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...