High School Sports

Unbeaten Williams lead DF at Wildcat Duals

Dutch Fork heavyweight Marshall Williams puts his undefeated record on the line at the Wildcat Duals event this week at Lexington. The Silver Foxes senior is off to a 19-0 start, winning the 285-pound title at Lugoff-Elgin’s MPCU Holiday Classic tournament and emerging unscathed at the Smokey Mountain Duals in Pigeon Forge (TN) prior to the Christmas break.

A.J. Finley and Zach Bregovi were the other Silver Foxes that placed at the Lugoff-Elgin tournament. Finley finished third at 125 and Bregovi was sixth at 152. Sam Groose and Austin Koon fell just short of qualifying for a place finish.

Dutch Fork finished 13th in the MPCU Holiday Classic team standings, fourth at the Smokey Mountain Duals.

The Silver Foxes also dropped a tough 35-29 decision to Lexington in the Region 5-4A opener for both teams on Dec. 16. DF is 1-2 in regular season dual matches.

“We have not been able to get everybody in the lineup during the first month of the season,” said coach Ken Wilson.

“Hopefully, things will be better in January.”

Dutch Fork, Lexington, Irmo and Sumter are the Midlands entries at the high-profile Wildcats Duals, which runs Wednesday and Thursday. The field also features defending state champions Rock Hill (4A) and Eastside (3A), and Top 10 teams from South Pointe, Fort Mill and Summerville.

The Silver Foxes are ranked No. 7 in Class 4A by scmat.com.