The Mary Persons Mat Dogs are 8-3 after beating Jones County and Peach County in a home meet last Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Then on Saturday, Jan. 8 the Mat Dogs came out Area 2-Runners Up to Pike County. The Dogs defeated Sumter County in the first round and defeated Upson Lee in the semifinal round. 

This Saturday Jan. 15 Mary Persons will compete in the AAA State Preliminary Duals to earn a spot in the AAA State Dual Tournament. MP must travel to Oconee County to face Greater Atlanta Christian in the first round. If MP advances to the finals (sweet 16), it’ll face the winner of Oconee County vs. Lafayette.