UNIONVILLE — In just their second season of high school competition, the Community Vikings made history by hosting the Cornersville Bulldogs in their first ever home wrestling match Friday …
UNIONVILLE — In just their second season of high school competition, the Community Vikings made history by hosting the Cornersville Bulldogs in their first ever home wrestling match Friday night.
After the dust had settled, the teams finished in a 36-36 tie, necessitating a tiebreaker criteria to determine the winner of the match.
The tiebreaker wasn't broken until the sixth criteria, which went in favor of the Vikings, giving Community a 37-36 match victory.
The Vikings were winners in six matches.
Gavin Garcia pinned his opponent in the 160 weight class while James Bowling won on a pin in the 182 class.
Blaine Bowling, Alex Stanley, Devlin Hodges, and Jackson Harris all were winners via forfeits.
Coach Luke Bowling of the Vikings discussed the tiebreaker criteria.
"You just go down the criteria, and we actually got all the way to 'F', which comes down to forfeits, to let you know how far we had to go," Bowling said.
"Basically we won because we filled more weight classes than they filled, and we took one less forfeit than they did," Bowling added.
Excitement filled the air as the Vikings wrestled in their home gymnasium.
"It was exciting. A lot of nerves for everybody," Bowling said. “We're glad to get to wrestle at home."
The Vikings have more wrestlers on their team this year which paid dividends in the Community win and tiebreaker.
"The fact that we had more guys than we had last year is not only the reason why we were in the match and tied, it's the reason why we won the match," Bowling said.
The match win was the third for the Vikings this season.
The Vikings were back on the mat in a tri-match Monday at Spring Hill against Franklin County and Spring Hill.
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