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Fultondale’s Gabriel Martinez has his opponent, Luke Mastro of Hewitt-Trussville, under control on his way to a pin in Saturday’s H-T Duals. Martinez was 4-1 for the day.

Gardendale and Fulton­dale got some last-minute wrestling in before this weekend’s sectionals, in Saturday’s Hewitt-Trussville Duals.

The Rockets won their first three matches, defeating Moody 49-24, topping Fultondale 52-21, and edging Pinson Valley 40-33.

By that time Coach Jake Helveston’s lineup was rather ragged, and his squad lost 74-6 to Fort Payne and 63-15 to Hewitt-Trussville because of several forfeits.

Fultondale won one of its four matches, defeating Moody 51-30. Jeff Ingram was 5-0 for the day, and Gabriel Martinez went 4-1.

The Wildcats finish the regular season with a 30-21 dual record.

Gardendale will return to Hewitt for sectionals Satur­day, while Fultondale goes to Springville on Friday.

Gardendale 34, Oak Grove 27: On the Rockets’ senior night, Helveston let all his seniors wrestle as they the visiting Tigers in the final regular-season match on Monday.

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