Struggling for control

Mortimer Jordan's Gavin Rogers (in blue) struggles to take down River Farley (in black) of Pinson Valley, during a 145-lb. first-round match at the Jefferson County Schools Wrestling Tournament in Gardendale on Friday. Rogers won the bout, but the Indians won their fourth consecutive championship.

Chalk up yet another Jefferson County Schools Wrestling Championship to Pinson Valley.

The Indians won their fourth straight county title on Saturday, beating out host Gardendale by 22½ points. Mortimer Jordan placed third.

Pinson Valley won gold medals in four different weight classes. Hank Turner at 152 pounds and Jonathan Duke at 220, both of whom were Class 5A state champs last year, won their weights with pins. Cameron Hamby (120 lbs.) won over the Blue Devils' Cason Jordan in a 6-3 decision, and Deon Gregory won at 170 with a 12-4 major decision over Tyler Chatman of Clay-Chalkville.

Andrew Freeman (195), Scotty Clements (145) and Mac Boackle (106) won their weights for Gardendale. Greg Abramson of Jordan took gold at 182 by pinning Fultondale's Zach Clifton, while Timothy Murphree (113) won for the Wildcats.

Assuming things stay on schedule, the JefCoEd tournament was the last for Gardendale, which will break away from the county schools to form their own system next academic year.

Team standings

1. Pinson Valley, 197 pts.; 2. Gardendale, 174.5; 3. Mortimer Jordan, 150.5; 4. Clay-Chalkville, 141.5; 5. McAdory, 131; 6. Fultondale, 126; 7. Hueytown, 7; 8. Oak Grove, 75; 9. Minor, 61; 10. Corner, 57; 11. Center Point, 14; 12. Shades Valley, 11.

Weight class results

106 lbs. — Championship: Mac Boackle (Gard) pinned Ernesto Martinez (Fult), 3:08. Third place: Jacob Smith (C-C) pinned George Vazquez (PV), 3:55.

113 — Championship: Timothy Murphree (Fult) pinned Coleman Kim (Gard), 3:53. Third place: Keagon Daniels (McA) dec. Devyn Gunter (MJ), 6-4.

120 — Championship: Cameron Hamby (PV) dec. Cason Jordan (MJ), 6-3. Third place: Scott Smith (Gard) dec. Zachary Melton (Fult), 10-5.

126 — Championship: Zeke Lee (OG) dec. Braxton Worthington (MJ), 6-0. Third place: Jared Beasley (Gard) dec. Josh Walker (PV), 7-6.

132 — Championship: Deandre Anderson (Huey) won by medical forfeit over Travis Norris (McA). Third place: Tate Brannan (PV) dec. Ian Smith (Gard), 6-4.

138 — Championship: Justin Carty (C-C) won by technical fall over Jamar Fields (Fult), 2:50 (15-0). Third place: Zac Kusiak (PV) dec. Trevor Muncey (Gard), 3-2.

145 — Championship: Scotty Clements (Gard) dec. Jacob Humphries (OG), 7-4. Third place: Gavin Rogers (MJ) dec. Alex Davis (Minor), 7-6.

152 — Championship: Hank Turner (PV) pinned Bragan Swindle (MJ), 0:38. Third place: Luis Palacios (C-C) major dec. over Demetrius Cook (McA), 14-2.

160 — Championship: Austin Weldon (C-C) pinned Tyler Camp (MJ), 5:20. Third place: Devin Hackworth (McA) pinned Zac Cole (PV), 3:39.

170 — Championship: Deon Gregory (PV) major dec. over Tyler Chatman (C-C) 12-4. Third place: Ryan Johnson (Fult) pinned Zach Russell (Corner), 1:32.

182 — Championship: Greg Abramson (MJ) pinned Zach Clifton (Fult), 4:46. Third place: Damyan Melton (Minor) dec. Demetrius Paige (McA), 9-7.

195 — Championship: Andrew Freeman (Gard) pinned Caleb Pope (Minor), 1:15. Third place: Malachi Cook (McA) pinned Nicholas Rollins (SV), 2:39.

220 — Championship: Jonathan Duke (PV) pinned Frank Gonzalez (McA), 2:00. Third place: Brandon Wood (C-C) pinned Jamal Woods (Huey), 1:39.

Hvy — Championship: Zach Turner (OG) won by forfeit over Marquise Lavender (Huey). Third place: Taylor Rhodes (PV) pinned Reed Murphy (Corner), 3:45.

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