Warriors News · ILHS Wrestlers are 2019 AAA STATE CHAMPS


Wrestling – 2019 SCHSL AAA State Champions – defeated Gilbert on Saturday. February 9th 44-12 to win the 1st ILHS Wrestling State Championship and the 1st Male State Championship ever in the 91 years of ILHS.

ILHS won 11 of the 14 weight divisions, with Erick Neil (285), Max Yegge (106) and Grant Witherspoon (145) each posting a pin. Witherspoon’s pin secured the State Championship for ILHS.

Teddy Yarborough (132) and Drakeford (170) each notched a major decision.

Jamison Murphy (195), Raul Neil (220), Austin Ross (113), Solomon Cortez (120), Weston Nguyen (126) and Xavier Dreese (152) each had a decision

On the way to the State Championship, the wrestlers defeated Woodruff 41-19 in the 2nd Round. Defeated West Oak 35-31 at West Oak in the 3rd Round and defeated Crescent 37-29 in the Upper State Finals.

Also in Wrestling the following were a JV State Champion, a Runner-up or Qualifier.

Clint Creech – JV State Champion

Drew Endres – JV State Runner up

Jordan Crosen – JV State Qualifier

Jordan Overstreet – JV State Qualifier

The following are results from the Region 4 Individual Wrestling Tournament and athletes will be advancing to the Individual Qualifiers this weekend at Powdersville HS this weekend:

Region Champions          Runner Up               Region 4 Wrestler of the Year

Max Yegge                                Erik Neil                                    Solomon Cortez

Solomon Cortez         3rd place Finishers      Region 4 Coach of the Year

Weston Nguyen             Terrell Ottinger                          Leon Boulware

Teddy Yarborough        Reid Hayden

Foster Lambert              Austin Ross

Grant Witherspoon                     4th Place Finishers

Foster Lambert                          Will Portee

Xavier Dreese                            Raul Neil

Markeith Drakeford