Blackman came into Tullahoma Saturday morning hoping to ignite a fire but a slow start and a couple of ill-timed mistakes prevented Coach Bray and company from finishing how we had hoped.
10 teams from Tennessee and Alabama were at Tullahoma bright and early all hoping to end up in the final dual to win it all. Blackman got started with Walker Valley and after a little back and forth, things came down to the last match. Walker Valley won when it counted most and Blackman fell 38 to 40.
In the second dual with independence, like earlier, it was close the whole dual and ended up tied at the last match 33-33. Luck wasn’t on our side and we gave up a pin to lose in the final match 33-39.
All in all, Blackman placed 5th after wining the Bronze medal match with Ootlewah. Back to work this week to straighten out some kinks and put this valuable experience to work. Bradley Central tournament coming next weekend.
Blackman 38 – WalkerValley 40
Blackman 33 – Independence 39
Blackman 81 – All Stars 0
Blackman 49 – Grissom, Al 22
Blackman 50 – Ootlewah 30