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MHS wrestlers on the prowl for conference crown

Posted on 1/28/2022, 12:01 AM

MARION -- The Marion Wildcats wrestling team will lay down the challenge for the South Seven Conference crown this weekend.

The 19-2 Wildcats and the 9-0 Cahokia team have to the favorites, according to Marion head coach Darren Lindsey.

Cahokia is ranked #20 in single A while Marion and Carbondale are both AA ranked teams.

Along with the three ranked teams, Mt. Vernon and Centralia will also be looking for the South Seven title.

Carbondale will travel to Marion on Friday evening for a dual meet while Mt. Vernon will head to Centralia.

On Saturday, all five teams will meet at Carbondale.

In that meet, Marion leads the way with eight ranked wrestlers followed by Cahokia with seven.

Carbondale has four ranked wrestlers and Mt. Vernon has two.

Cahokia is the defending conference champion. Marion last won the title in 2020.