Hixson Wrestlers Top Red Bank, 55-15

Wildcats Remain Unbeaten in Region 5

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Tuesday night, visiting Hixson used pins from junior McKenzie Martin (220) and freshman Brody Gregory (285) to lead the Wildcats to a 55-15 win against Red Bank in a Region 5 A-AA match.

Hixson coach Garrick Hall cannot remember the last time his two-time A-AA state duals champion Wildcats lost a region match, but knows to focus on the present and not the past.

Friday, Hixson hosts undefeated Signal Mountain (7-0) for first place in the region with the winner all but clinching a berth in the state duals, Jan.31-Feb.1 in Franklin.

“We are a young team and wrestled flat in some matches,” said Hall who team also beat Brainerd in a non-region match. “It’s tough to beat a team twice in a season,” referring to a Hixson win against the Lions at the Heritage (Ga.) Duals Thanksgiving weekend.

“Hats off to Red Bank as they have made massive improvements since the first of the year.”

Red Bank (14-7), who also beat Brainerd (45-12), will compete in the Knox. Halls tournament this weekend and then take some time off preparing for the A-AA region traditional at Hixson (Feb 8), the weekend after the state duals.

“We need some time off to rest to prepare for the A-AA region and focus on sending as many as possible to the first small school state traditional as we can in mid-February,” said first year Red Bank coach Shane Turner.

Hixson 55, Red Bank 15

113 - Cedric Harris (Hix) tech fall Blake Reichel, 18-3 … Hix, 5-0

120 – Cody Baugh (RB) dec. Konnor Zeigler, 11-4 … Hix, 5-3

126 - Jonas Shackelford (Hix) forfeit win … Hix, 11-3

132 – Isaac Yates (Hix) forfeit win … Hix, 17-3

138 -  Grayson Layne (Hix) forfeit win … Hix, 23-3

145 – Jovarrus Stegall (Hix) dec. David Johnson, 2-1 … Hix, 26-3

152 – Kaine Kell (RB) dec. Ronny Huff, 9-6 … Hix, 26-6

160 – Landon Goforth (Hix) tech fall Robert Perry, 16-0 … Hix, 31-6

170 – Devin Crawl (RB) dec. Chris Nicholson, 9-8 … Hix, 31-9

182 – Tarik Twitty (Hix) forfeit win … Hix, 37-9

195 – Dylan Bargerstock (Hix) forfeit win … Hix, 43-9

220 – McKenzie Martin (Hix) pinned Gabe Smith … Hix, 49-9

285 – Brody Gregory (Hix) pinned Tony Ottinger, :51 … Hix 55-9

106 – Trent Comeaux (RB) forfeit win … Hix 55-15

 

Red Bank 45, Brainerd 12

106 - Trent Comeaux (RB) pinned LaDedrick Lane, :58 … RB, 6-0

113 – Blake Reichel (RB) dec. Cornelius Woodruff, 6-2 … RB, 9-0

120 – Cody Baugh (RB) forfeit win … RB, 15-0

126 – double forfeit

132 – double forfeit

138 – double forfeit

145 - David Johnson (RB) pinned Cordaro Cummings, 3:02 … RB, 21-0

152 – Kaine Kell (RB) pinned Kobeal Ford, 4:50 … RB, 27-0

160 – Robert Perry (RB) pinned Kenzell Robinson, 1:39 … RB, 33-0

170 – DeMarcus Rivers (RB) forfeit win … RB, 39-0

182 – Devin Crawl (RB) pinned Denzell Robinson :51 … RB, 45-0

195 – Marcus McMillian (BR) pinned Gabe Smith, 3:03 … RB, 45-6

220 – double forfeit

285 – Sedric Jordan (BR) pinned Tony Ottinger, 3:29 … RB, 45-12

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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