Pigeon Forge dethroned at Dual Wrestling State meet

By Tom Wood

For the News Sentinel

FRANKLIN — It came down to one match, winner take all.

And at that point, it was really no contest at all.

Two-time defending state champion Pigeon Forge was dethroned by Red Bank 34-30 in the dual wrestling state championships Saturday night at Williamson County Ag Expo Center.

Red Bank senior Devin Crawl (31-1) — the defending state champion at 195 pounds — scored a fall over Pigeon Forge sophomore Logan Harsson just 39 seconds into the closing match to secure the victory in a Class A-AA showdown that lived up to the hype.

Pigeon Forge coach Greg Foreman saw his team rally from 13 points down to take a 30-28 lead going into the final match, but knew it would be difficult to secure a third straight state title.

“I knew (the title) was secured (by Red Bank) because their man is the returning state champion and our young man didn’t have a lot of experience,” Foreman said.

For complete report at the New Sentinel, click here.

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