From COACH MORRISON –
The Oak Mountain Eagles will take on the Vestavia Hills Rebels at 4pm at the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday, January 28th. This promises to be a very exciting match-up as both programs have multiple ranked wrestlers and seem poised for a great run at the traditional state tournament later in February.
The Eagles advanced to the finals after a resounding victory against the Thompson Warriors on Monday night by a score of 47-25. In the dual, Blake Randle, Mingyu Lee, Justin Evans, and Jacob Gagnon all had pins to lead the Eagles. Barrett Blakely tech-pinned his opponent, while Carson Lester, Jaylin Gaines, and Jordan Davis all had major decisions. This was a well deserved win and revenged the early season loss suffered to the Warriors on January 4th.
The Eagles have turned their attention toward the Rebels, who have 11 wrestlers ranked in the state of Alabama. The Eagles were defeated by Vestavia in late December but were without several key members of their starting line-up. This dual seems to have the make-up of a true championship wrestling meet as the Eagles are healthy and ready to compete.