Bill Davis/News Fredericktown’s Jacob Yoder, top, rolls up East Knox’s Dyer Williams during their bout in the finals at the inaugural Knox County Small School Tournament at East Knox High School on Thursday. The Freddies went on to win the tournament.

HOWARD — Tim Moore has watched his East Knox wrestling team get literally decimated through the season.

A team that once had 19 healthy athletes was able to supply just nine to Thursday’s inaugural Knox County Small School Tournament. But it was enough to finish runner-up to Fredericktown, the tournament’s first champion.

The tournament featured Fredericktown, Centerburg, Danville and host East Knox in a dual format. The teams paired up in semifinals, then met in a final.

“It’s a great way to build wrestling here in Knox County,” East Knox coach Tim Moore said. “There’s a lot of talent here. There’s even more talent not coming out to wrestle. We want to get those kids out here, and this is one of the best ways.”

Moore got the idea for the Knox County tournament from another tournament held earlier this year. Heath held a Bulldog tournament featuring East Knox and Bloom-Carroll — all Bulldogs.

 

Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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