The Edmond Sun

January 29, 2013

Memorial wrestlers fall at home to Westmoore

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial wrestling team hosted the Westmoore Jaguars Monday night, and fell to the visitors, 17-60.

“Bonus points and forfeits really took (their) toll on us tonight,” Memorial coach Darren Huff said. “We forfeited three weights and got pinned in seven so that makes it impossible to win a dual. Our guys are going to have to just keep working harder and learn to fight harder when it comes down to getting turned over.”

The Bulldogs got pins from Jonah Moore at 138 pounds with a fall in 3:48 and Jeremy Morgan at 195 pounds with a fall in 2:33.

“Our guys that won really wrestled tough,” Huff said. “Jonah Moore continued his pinning and winning streak. ... He’s wrestling better each dual and is turning his season around for the better. He always works hard in practice and that has really been showing up out in front of the crowds. Jeremy Morgan’s work ethic paid off tonight as well. He has been eliminating mistakes and that has helped him improve considerably.”

Winning by decision for the Bulldogs were Alec Warren at 145 pounds and Blake Morton at 120 pounds.

“Although his opponent really wrestled defensively, Alec did a great job of keeping his intensity up and pressuring his guy. He had to fight through a few calls that didn’t go his way, but kept working hard and it paid off with a win.”

Morton, a freshman, stepped in the lineup after competing in the Edmond junior high tournament this weekend, filling in for sophomore starter Ashton Stovall.

“Blake always wrestles to pin and that didn’t change tonight,” the coach said. “He had his opponent in trouble early with a takedown and a near fall. We really thought he had him pinned early but didn’t get the call. Blake kept his intensity up for the entire match and came out with a huge win at 120 pounds.

“We are starting to focus and wrestle with more aggression, but are still making some mistakes and getting caught on our backs. They are doing a lot of things right but in this sport one little mistake can get you pinned and some of our guys are finding that out.”

Memorial will host Southmoore Thursday for Senior Night, with the junior varsity match set to begin at 6 p.m. and the varsity match to follow.