The Edmond Sun


January 25, 2013

Shorthanded Antlers fall to Tuttle

Deer Creek's Follis, Draper, O’Brien win in 61-15 dual loss

EDMOND — The Deer Creek wrestlers have had their battles with Tuttle in the past. But the shorthanded Antlers weren’t up for the task Thursday night.

Deer Creek took just three matches off the Class 4A powerhouse and lost 61-15 at the middle school gym.

“We had five starters out, but you still just need to go out and battle,” Deer Creek coach Andy Howington said. “We had a lot of guys with the flu. It’s just that time of the year.”

Sean O’Brien and Chad Draper both won by fall and Tyler Follis added a big win at heavyweight.

Tuttle won bonus points in seven contested matches, including four pins. The Tigers added three more wins by forfeit.

After Deer Creek dropped the first two bouts by technical fall, O’Brien put six points on the board with a fall at 138. He scored an early takedown and three-point nearfall, before pinning Bryce Bisel with 41 seconds remaining in the first period.

Tuttle answered with back-to-back falls by Dakota Head and Seth Shelton, pushing their lead to 22-6.

Draper snapped the Tigers’ run with a fall at 160. The senior nearly pinned Lane Turner in the second, before finishing the task in the third.

Deer Creek took another hard loss in the 170-pound match. Tuttle’s Zach Beard, who has not lost a match in two years, pinned Cole Pacheco in the third period. Pacheco injured his hand during the match and could miss the next couple weeks.

“Right at the end Cole tried to duck and hit his hand on the other kid’s knee,” Howington said. “We sent him to the doctor after the match. Hopefully he’ll be back for regionals.”

The Antlers finally got back on the board in the heavyweight match. Follis broke a 1-1 tie with Nate Jackson when he scored a takedown with 49 seconds left in the match. He added another takedown late for the 5-2 victory.

“Follis wrestled the best he has all season against their state champion,” Howington said.

Deer Creek forfeited the next two weights, and closed out the night with a loss at 120.

The dual loss was just the third of the season for the Antlers, who move to 7-3 on the year.

“It’s been a trying year,” Howington said. “We only have five kids that have ever made the varsity lineup before. We need to get a lot tougher.”

Deer Creek is wrestling in the Chickasha Tournament Friday and Saturday. They will host the Suburban Conference Dual Tournament Tuesday night.

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