Athens Drive has rolled up 25 wins already this year and the Jaguars are now the highest they’ve ever been ranked in The News & Observer wrestling rankings of the greater Triangle area.
The 25-2 Jaguars are No. 5, with losses coming to only No. 1 Holly Springs and Lumberton.
No. 7 Millbrook fell from the ranks of the unbeaten after losing to Rocky Mount over the weekend. No. 1 Holly Springs, No. 2 Orange and No. 4 Corinth Holders are the undefeated teams left in the top 15.
After defeating previously-ranked Western Harnett over the weekend, No. 15 Fuquay-Varina joins the rankings, taking the Eagles’ spot. This gives the Southwest Wake 4A Conference one-third of top 15.
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Panther Creek’s injuries were a factor in it losing to Athens Drive and almost dropping to 5-8 Apex on Wednesday. The Catamounts slid to ninth behind 26-3 South Granville.