The Mat Cats had a bittersweet weekend, advancing to the 2nd round of the playoffs with a win over the 18th-ranked Waccamaw but later losing to the 12th-ranked Hanahan.
The win over Waccamaw was impressive with only two matches lost. The panthers won 66-13 over a ranked opponent in that match and advanced to the “Sweet 16”.
Pelion fell 45-30 to Hanahan, another ranked opponent, almost advancing to the “Elite 8”.
The athletes wrestled hard and fought the entire time. Next up is the Lower State Individual Tournament at May River High Feb. 16-17.