In 1981, in only their fifth year of existence, Armuchee's wrestling team won its first of four State TEAM championships. Under "Big John" Wilson, one of the most respected coaches in Armuchee athletics history, seven Indians won nine State titles in three years.
1978-79 Wrestling team, front row, left to right: Jeff Hicks, Max Suits, Mark Toles, Tom Hash, Freddie Sharp. Back row: Coach John Wilson, Jamie Lambert, Keith House, Phil Broome, Tim Brannon (State Champ), Steve Moore (State Champ), Terry Dobson, Roy Snyder, Danny Hughes, Ted Edwards, Bubba Kennedy, Ray Rampley, Timmy Willingham. The first-place trophy is from the Pace Academy Tournament.