By John Cone

The Bulldogs dominated at the Tornado Invitational wrestling tournament in Starke Dec. 7-8, winning seven individual titles as well as the team championship.

Suwannee’s individual winners included seniors Octavious Granville (189 lbs.) and Merrit Burrus (103), both of whom reached the championship finals for the second straight tournament. Sophomore Travis Laxton (112), seniors Caleb Sanders (119) and Jordan Cone (130), junior Luke Grantham (135) and senior Jon Snyder (285).

Junior Brian Wainwright (140) finished second, losing a thrilling match in overtime to Bradford’s Billy Brooks.

Sophomores Joe McMillan (215) and Tony Futch (145) and junior Michael Burrus (125) all won their consolation matches to place third.

The Bulldogs open their 2008 schedule at the Clay High School Invitational in Green Cove Springs Jan 4-5, followed by the Billy Saylor Invitational Jan. 11-12 at the Suwannee High gym.

Follow the team’s progress in future editions of the Democrat. For more information on the ‘Dogs’ schedule, contact the SHS athletic department.

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