The Edmond Sun

December 1, 2012

Bulldogs travel to dual state champs

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond Memorial Bulldog wrestling squad traveled to state champion Perry Thursday night and came away with a 56-7 loss.

“Perry’s tough and they are in really impressive shape for this early in the season,” Memorial head coach Darren Huff said. “We had some guys battle hard and had close matches, but failed to win in the end.”

Alec Warren at 152 pounds and Josh Nunley at 138 pounds were the Bulldogs to put points on the board against the returning dual state champion Maroons. Warren topped Colton Looper 3-1 and Nunley defeated Jake Biggs by major decision 11-0 for the Bulldogs.

Memorial lost three bouts to forfeit, at 113, 170 and 220 pounds.

“Giving up three weights by forfeit didn’t help us any, but Perry just got in our faces and out-hustled us and was much more physical than we were,” the coach said.

The Bulldogs hung in against the perennial wrestling power, with Zeke Mammen and Jemery Morgan dropping decisions by just two points, and three other wrestlers staying within five points.

“Most of our guys didn’t submit and kept wrestling, but just came up short on the board,” Huff said. “It was a great teaching experience for our guys and lets us know where we are physically and what we need to do to get better results.”

Dylan Vana got a win for the Bulldog junior varsity with a fall in 1:23.