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February 13-- 2 13 17 VHS Wrestling StateThe Vidalia Wrestling team finished the season at the GHSA Traditional State Tournament. The Indians won three state medals from the seven wrestlers that qualified. Senior Jesse Conley (145) finished his high school career with a win and a fifth place finish to go with his two Area Titles, one sectional title, and 109 career wins. Fellow senior, Chris Jones (170) finished in 6th place with three area placings, a sectional title, and 121 career wins. Junior Cory Braddy (138) finished the tournament in 6th place. The other four Indians competing for Vidalia were Simon Minjarez (120), Elijah Thornton (152), Tahjah Watts (182), and Kaleb Matthews (106). Head wrestling coach, Dr. James Ferry commented, “We have many positives to take away from this tournament and this season. We qualified half our team for the state tournament with three others as alternates. The most we’ve had in Vidalia since Coach Chet Proctor put 12 in the tournament in 2002. We have a growing middle school and youth program. All but two; Conley and Jones; return next year. We have to put our nose to the grindstone and continue to grow and improve as young men, wrestlers, and Vidalia Indians. God bless and roll tribe." (L-R)Cory Braddy, Chris Jones, Jesse Conley

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