Jennings pounces on Owls


Many high schools feel fortunate to have one varsity wrestling team.

Jennings County has three, and it was a mix of the Panthers’ No. 2 and No. 3 squads that joined forces Thursday to pull away for a 44-23 victory against Seymour.

The hosts won nine of 13 weight class battles, including the opening two — 152 pounds and 160 pounds — in dominating action to take an 11-0 lead. The Owls found themselves trailing, 20-3, before pulling to within one point before Jennings County slammed the door shut by winning the last four of five matches.

“This is a mix of our wrestlers that was able to gain little more experience,” said Panthers coach Howard Jones. “We’ve had (multiple) varsity teams for the last six years, and they wrestle a full schedule.”

Jennings County’s program depth is also relatively young, as several freshmen saw action versus the Owls. In fact, Jones has only four seniors on any roster this year.

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