The wrestling team traveled to Graniteville to grapple with Eau Claire, Irmo, as well as Midland Valley. The first match of the evening was over before it ever started due to Eau Claire being shorthanded and forfeiting 8 weight classes. The Shamrocks fought back valiantly, however they ultimately lost 48-24. In the second match of the evening, the Irmo Yellow Jackets were too much, dispatching the Blazers with a 72-6 victory. Lastly, wrestling the host Midland Valley Mustangs was a competitive affair. The Blazers leaned on dominant performances by Lorenza Waiters, Jurnee Dunbar, and Ben Maco to keep it competitive, losing 44-30.
Thursday’s standout performers for the Blazers were Ben Maco (3-0), Quentin Joseph (2-1) and Jurnee Dunbar (1-0). The team is now 6-14 on the season, 1-0 in Region 3-4A competition. The team is now focusing on getting into the right weight classes to make a push to return to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.