Fultondale (Ala.) sophomore wrestler Macon Edwards completed a perfect season that is ranked among the best ever.
Edwards beat Zach Clayton (Dora) by a 6-3 decision in the 106-pound state final at the Alabama Class 1A-5A championship meet to finish 90-0. (Clayton finished with a 56-5 mark.)
The 90 victories in a season are one short of the record of 91, according to the National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations that covers schools who are members of affiliated state associations. Colton Palmer was 91-0 for Durham Riverside in North Carolina in 2006-07.
Edwards set the AHSAA single-season mark for wins in the North Super Section championship match last week. The previous record, according to the AHSAA record book, was set by Scottsboro’s Brandon Womack in 2012 with 85. According to AL.com, Womack also finished 77-0, 74-1 and 74-0 in the seasons of his prep career.
“I thought, ‘That’d be cool if I could ever do something like that,’ ” he said. “It’s been a goal.”
A year ago, Edwards was 54-9 in the 106-pound class for Hayden High but did not place at the state tournament. Amazingly, at 5-3, his actual weight was 92 pounds last season so he was outweighed substantially in every bout.