Green Wave grapplers are off to fast start

  • Thursday, December 5, 2013

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Summerville’s Jamal Lucas uses a headlock against his Sumter opponent Wednesday.

The Green Wave grapplers improved to 5-0 on the young season by sweeping a tri-match at home Wednesday.

Summerville, which is ranked third in the state among Class AAAA teams, defeated Goose Creek 46-24, Sumter 57-21 and Swansea 66-10. Green Wave coach Darryl Tucker is pleased with his team’s performance this week.

“We are a little banged up so not everyone is at the weight where we want them but any time you can win this early in the season it is a good thing,” Tucker said. “Julian Gibbs is normally my 220-pounder but I’m bumping him up to heavy weight and he has really been surprising. He has good aggression and is putting himself in good position against guys bigger than him. He has been very impressive this first week.”

Summerville opened its season Monday with another home match and defeated James Island 66-12 and Berkeley 78-6.

The Green Wave travels to Eastside High School this weekend for the Southern Slam, a tournament that will include 42 teams. On Dec. 11, Summerville travels to Columbia for a four-way dual with Dutch Fork, Lower Richland and Rock Hill.

“That is going to be a big test, but the main thing we are focusing on now is getting guys mat time and improving as we move along,” Tucker said.

The Green Wave doesn’t have another home match for a while, but will participate in the Cane Bay Duals Dec. 14.

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