• 01/21/2023

    Florence wrestlers have had a big week, going 6-0 over Wilson, Deshler, A.P. Brewer, John Paul II, Columbia, and Muscle Shoals!  

    In addition to the great effort of the boys’ team, Salem Shimakonis and Jaiyah Kendrick picked up some wins at the Girls’ State Championship tournament but fell short of the medal rounds. 
    The Falcons will be on the road at Decatur Tuesday, January 24 and back home for Senior Night on Thursday, January 26 where they will face Deshler and Muscle Shoals. 



    Florence wrestlers looked good at home, winning the majority of head to head matches over James Clemens but falling short in a 42-42 tie breaker based on criteria. The Falcons soundly defeated Decatur 60-24. Pinning for the Falcons were Braxton Montgomery, Braxton Jones, Matthew Pieroni, Jackson Szymanski, Colton McGrady, Jacob Grijalva, and Ryan Johnson

    Florence wrestlers traveled to Brewer on Tuesday night and came out 2-0 in the tri with the Patriots and John Carroll

    Freshman, Jackson Harper snagged the first win for the Falcons with a pin in the 138 lb weight class, followed by a major decision win by senior, Matthew Pieroni at 145 lbs, and another pin by eighth grader Adam Thigpen in the 182 lb weight class.  The match up with John Carroll resulted in a final score of 40-30.
    After the boys varsity, junior, Salem Shimakonis and eighth grader Jaiyah Kendrick each picked up pins in the girls’ division match up. 
    Florence toppled the host team by a score of 54-12.  Receiving pins for the Falcons were Matthew Pieroni, Fred Rowlett, Adam Thigpen, and Ryan Johnson. 
    Pictured are Matthew Pieroni, Jaiyah Kendrick, and Ryan Johnson
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    Falcon Wrestling returns to the mats Thursday in a Tri-Match with James Clemens and Decatur. Action gets underway at 5:30 inside the FHS Dome.