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A 'focused' Banneker team sets eyes on traditional region tournament


Banneker's Darrick Barnhill would go on to pick up a win by fall in his first match of the day on the Trojan's senior night

The 2023-2024 Georgia High School Association wrestling season is is nearing its end as traditional regional tournaments begin this weekend. On Wednesday, the Banneker Trojans continued t tool up as they look to send several wrestler into sectionals are this weekend and hosted the Lithia Springs Lions and the Creekside Seminoles in a tri-match on a night in which they celebrated their senior night.

 

The Trojans’ night would end successfully as they would pick up wins over both the Lions and Seminoles in their final home match, however even more important for Banneker head coach, Anthony Edwards, even more impressive than the wins on Wednesday, has been the focus of his team down the stretch of the season. “Our guys have really been focused the last couple of weeks,” Edwards said as he praised his wrestlers for continuously working on their technic to better themselves.

 

Edwards would later add that the Trojans approach and work ethic in the weight room has also been beneficial in the positive results they have had of late, including some dominating performances on the mat, something they pride themselves in being able to do. “We like to be physical and dominate our opponents,” Edwards said, “we had to have this for our senior night,”. He added. The Trojans will head to Villa Rica this weekend for the GHSA 5A Region 5 regional tournament.

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