WARRENSVILLE — The Ashe County Middle School Bulldogs are poised to have one of their best seasons yet. Last year’s group of seventh graders, who finished third in the state of North Carolina, are back to help lead ACMS into the upcoming season that gets underway on Nov. 18.
“All of my kids are better than they were last season. This team is the best team in the state,” said head coach Alex Wray.
The Bulldogs will open the season at home against North Wilkes, followed by a match at Ashe County High School against Mitchell County on Nov. 22
December begins with another home match against East Wilkes on Dec. 2 and a home match with Grayson County on Dec. 6.
The Bulldogs hit the road for the first time on Dec. 9 at Elkin before making the short trip to Alleghany on Dec. 12.
2017 starts off with Ashe hosting Forbush on Jan. 6. The Bulldogs head to Central Wilkes on Jan. 10 for that always-important rivalry.
The Bulldogs have their final home match on Jan. 13 before finishing up the regular season on Jan. 17 at West Wilkes.
The conference champion will be crowned at the conference tournament on Jan. 28 at East Wilkes.
Ashe hopes to see a big turnout for all of their home matches.
“I want to see the stands full, I want everybody there to support the Bulldogs, I want everybody to see us,” said Coach Wray.
ACMS Bulldogs Wrestling schedule
Nov. 18 North Wilkes 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 22 Mitchell (at ACHS) 5 p.m.
Dec. 2 East Wilkes 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 Grayson County 5 p.m.
Dec. 9 at Elkin 4 p.m.
Dec. 13 Alleghany 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Forbush 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 at Central Wilkes 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 Starmount 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 West Wilkes 5 p.m.
Jan. 28 Conference Tournament at East Wilkes
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.