The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team traveled to Benedictine Academy on Dec. 18 to participate in a meet with Screven and Benedictine. Screven beat the Cats 46-24 while BC also took the victory with a final score 60-18.
This is the first year RHHS has competed at the varsity level and the second year of the wrestling program at Richmond Hill. The Cats competed on the JV level in their inaugural year. Head coach Rick Bond said this means there is a learning curve.
"We’re learning that varsity competition is a lot tougher than JV, but many of the boys are starting to wrestle very well," he said.
He also said the timing of the BC meet created some additional obstacles.
"This part of season is always interrupted with travel and with buckling down for final exams, so our squad was not up to 100 percent strength with attendance, but those who were there I was not disappointed with," Bond said. "There is a positive aspect to the absences in that it gave a lot of the boys who ordinarily do not participate in the competitions a chance to get a taste of varsity competition."
Next up for the Wildcats is the annual Mark Toomey Invitational on Jan. 4-5 at Groves High School.