The Edmond Sun

February 8, 2013

Bulldog wrestlers close at Mustang

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial wrestling team fell 47-18 on the road at Mustang to close the regular season Thursday night.

EMHS started this dual with Sekou Brown battling at 113 pounds.

“Sekou fought tough for his first varsity showing but came up short,” Memorial coach Darren Huff said.

Ashton Stovall followed, putting the Bulldogs’ first points on the board by pinning his opponent in 1:32. The Broncos went on a winning streak of the next two weights before Jonah Moore handed his foe a hometown loss, beating him by a mere 7-6 victory. Two matches later sophomore Dylan Vana added bonus points for Memorial, pinning his guy in 2:51. It was not until the 195-pound match before the ’Dogs would put more points up.

At 195 pounds, Jeremy Morgan wrestled an exciting match with back-to-back points and several near-scoring situations. He finally ended up getting his hand raised with a 9-5 victory. After a Bulldog forfeit and losing Ryley West to an injury, Connor Shanks brought the dual to a close with a controlling win himself.

“We wrestled pretty well at a few weights,” Huff said. “We had to replace a couple of guys today due to illness and injury, but the guys that stepped in gave it their best. We only got two falls tonight and that didn’t help us any with the team score when you give up forfeits and get pinned. We just need to stay off of our back if we’re not going to pin people ourselves.”

Wrestling well and winning on junior varsity were Lewis Boatright and LaDaryn Lockett. “They both put forth great effort tonight,” Huff said.

The Bulldogs will travel east to Bixby next Friday and Saturday for Regionals.