Eagle wrestlers make history

Sunday, December 9, 2012
Members of the Shelbyville wrestling team who participated in the first win of the season last week are (back row, from left) Jake Patterson, Cassidy Feisel, Marcus Bryson, Tony Patterson, Sheldon Cox, Casey Cude, Dayton Taylor, Marquis Lyons; (front row, from left) Mimi Riega, Mercedes Mckay, Coble Shearon, Tim Bird, Luc Zahorian, Will Salsbury, Jerrimery Jones, and Coach Marcus McDonald (Submitted photo)

For the Shelbyville Central wrestlers, a routine road trip to St. Andrew's-Sewanee turned out to be historic, not only for the wrestlers but for the program and school.

The Golden Eagles recorded their first team (dual meet) win, 42-36, against Sale Creek, since the program was restarted a year ago.

The Eagles followed up their first win with another, against Sale Creek. To top it all off, Marquis Lyons set an individual school record with the fastest pin in the current program's history at just eight seconds.

Similar foe

The Eagles started off against Sale Creek, a team not unlike themselves in that they had a lot of holes in the lineup causing them to give up several points due to forfeits.

The Eagles also competed in just seven of the possible 14 weight classes, but overcame those odds in a very tight matchup. The Eagles also made short work of the host team, cruising to a 48-24 victory.

"We won the numbers game tonight. It took everyone who stepped on the mat and collected points for us," Eagle coach Marcus McDonald said.

"I'm super proud, super happy. I don't know if the kids know how big a deal this is, but 10 years from now, they will for sure."