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Local high school wrestling teams claim state titles

FRANKLIN, TN. (WRCB)-- A local high school wrestling team returned home Saturday night as state champions.

The Chattanooga Central High School Purple Pounders traveled to Franklin, Tennessee to compete in the TSSAA Division 2-A State Wrestling Finals, defeating Pigeon Forge 30-26.

Principal Finley King says this victory is just what his school needed.

"I am thrilled that Central has brought a state title back to the school, its been years since we've had this," says King.

King attributes the team's success to their hard work displayed on the mat and beyond.

"Not only are those young men outstanding athletes, but they're model students in the classroom," says King.

Central advanced to the finals by defeating two-time former champions, Hixson High School, Friday night. 

Baylor and Bradley Central also claimed state titles.

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