The Tigers fell to Hill Grove in the first match, 46-30.
“They were not a bad team, but they were not that good either,” said a disappointed DC coach Jeremy Fountain after the match.
DC took on the host school in the second match, and lost to North Paulding 56-21.
“North Paulding was definitely better than they have been in the past,” Fountain said. “We just did not come out ready to compete tonight.”
The Tigers will need to make a quick turnaround if they want to compete this weekend in the East Paulding Duals, which will have 10 teams.
“After the matches tonight I made a point to go to each kid in the bus and try to build him up,” Fountain said. “However, I will not pull punches and if I am thinking about bringing someone else up to fill a spot I will worn the wrestler that I am looking at someone else.”
Fountain went on to say that the season was still early but if the team does not start competing, it could be a long season.
“It is not doom a gloom just yet,” Fountain said. “It was just a bad night but if we do not fix it, we can be in trouble.”
Despite the bad team performance, there was one bright spot.
Woodrow Kavanagh had a great match, winning by pin-fall. He also picked up a win by forfeit.
“It was a good, technically sound takedown with a very quick transition,” Fountain said. “
The pin came midway through the first period.
The East Paulding Duals will kick off this Saturday at 9 a.m.