Coaches Tracy Browning and Wayne Flowers came up with a new wrinkle for the 2014 weightlifting season.
Browning, from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, and Flowers from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School injected a neighborhood rivalry into the lifting by holding, at the end of the regular-season schedule, a county meet.
Last week the junior high lifters from both schools got in the act with a county challenge meet at Wewahitchka High School.
Each team had its successes and the meet was competitive and enjoyable, Browning said.
The results by weight class:
Up to 100 pounds – 1. Jeremiah Raerden (W); 2. Jaden Grantland (PSJ); 3. Jacob Curice (PSJ)
101-130 pounds – 1. Burly Parker (W); 2. Michael Hensley (W); 3. Jerral Nunnery (W)
131-155 pounds – 1. Jackson Vines (W); 2. Jaz Thomas (PSJ); 3. Jacob Renfro (PSJ)
156-180 pounds – 1. Adam Strange (W); 2. Kendre Gant (PSJ); 3. Jarret Browning (PSJ)
181-200 pounds – 1. Kayyon Zaccarro (PSJ); 2. Trey Sanders (PSJ); 3. Gene Quinn (PSJ)
201 pounds and up – 1. Alvin Dempsey (PSJ); 2. Blake Harrison (W); 3. T. Tiller (W)