Honored at the school board meeting in Dillsboro on February 19, 2018 were several members of the SD Wrestling team, as well as, Bryer Hall for placing 6th at state and Coach Gardner for 31 seasons as head coach. Athletic Director, Ryan Walston awarded the plaque to head coach George Gardner. After 31 seasons, Gardner stands at 350 wins to 140 losses. Other achievements include 5 Regional team titles, 9 sectional team titles, 13 sectional runners-up finishes, 11 EIAC titles, 10 EIAC runners-up finishes, under Gardner. Individual accomplishments during the past 31 years include-18 state qualifiers with 5 top-eight state placers, 3 semi-state champions, 104 semi-state qualifiers, 31 Regional champions, 77 Sectional champions, 82 EIAC champions.