Gator Bait Swamp Duals Too Much Early in the Season for MatDogs

Lyons, GA. – November 14, 2022 | Coach Todd Allen

The Toombs County MatDogs took to the road on their first competition of the 2022-23 season. With the Bulldog’s football team having a strong season, the MatDogs saw a lot of young, developing faces in the lineup. They were also forced to give up three weight classes in their debut. According to Coach Allen, these were “expected results” considering the circumstance.

We knew we would struggle this weekend. A lot of things outside of our control had an affect on us putting our best product on the mat today.”

Coach Todd Allen

The MatDogs fell in all four of their duals today against Ware Co., Effingham Co., Bainbridge, and Brantley Co.

The outlook for the season remains very high for the MatDogs.

This is an important date on our schedule. Our young guys and girls get an opportunity to step up early in the season. A total of 10 out of the 18 wrestlers that traveled were first-year wrestlers. These young wrestlers get to show the coaches who is willing to battle to jump to that next level. Some of the wrestlers that lost a lot today will be the same ones you see heading to the State Tournament in February because of their development through the season!

Coach Todd Allen

The MatDogs will be back in action on Tuesday with the JV squad at home for the Toombs Tuesday Fight Night at the Middle School gym. Both Varsity and JV teams will be heading to East Coweta for the Tomahawk Tussle on November 21st & 22nd.