Adairsville defeated the host Dragons 45-31 and also was victorious in its match with the Bulldogs, a more convincing 60-18 win.
Tigers coach Patrick Konen spoke highly of his team's performance in its contest with Pepperell, a team in Adairsville's Area 7-AA.
"Against Pepperell -- which [is] a region opponent, obviously -- they're a pretty good team," Konen said. "Our young guys were able to stay off their backs and not get pinned."
The third-year Tigers coach hoped for simply that in matches at 130 and 135 pounds, but got much more.
"That was really where the match turned," Konen said. "We were able to get a pin from our freshman, 130-pounder [Brett Gutkowski] and then Bo [Depasquale] wins."
"That was kind of an upset for us," he added of Depasquale's victory.
Another key victory for Adairsville in its win over the Dragons came from 2010 state qualifier, Dalton Johnson, who pinned Corbin Arnold in overtime of their 215-pound match.
"It was really close," Konen said of his team's entire showdown with Pepperell. "It went down to the last two matches."
Contrast that with the Tigers' match with Area 6-AAA's Cedartown, where Adairsville lost two matches overall.
"We wound up only losing two matches. ... All of our victories were by pins," said Konen, who acknowledged a few forfeit wins.
Tyler James (112), Hayden Randolph (119), Gutkowski, Cody Tincher (140), Aaron Wooldridge (171) and Johnson each won by pin against Pepperell, while Depasquale won by minor decision.
Randolph, Virgil Gentry (125), Depasquale, Tincher, Wooldridge and Johnson pinned their way to victory against Cedartown.
Monday's match serves as good preparation for the Tigers, who now turn their attention to the weekend's Area 7-AA Duals at Gordon Central.
Seeding takes place Wednesday, and Adairsville may have helped its cause.
"It was a really good match for us because Pepperell is a really credible opponent," Konen said. "They're in the upper half of the region.
"We might get a better seed because of that win."
Konen said his wrestlers have kept up their activity during the holiday break.
"Our kids worked real hard over the break," he said. "January's a real important month. ... We're going to work as hard as we can in preparation for our region tournament."