Rockets roll over Red Raiders on Senior Night

Friday, January 23, 2015
From left, Forrest coach Kyle Stacey poses with his three seniors, Cooper McNair, Jerry Jordan, Dylan Booker, and coach Josh Roberson. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

The Forrest Rockets wrestling team finished its regular-season slate in style, disposing of Coffee County 8-23 in Chapel Hill Tuesday night.

Harley Sisk took to the mat first for the Rockets and came away with a first-period pin over Hannah Curtis in the 106-pound weight class.

Dylan Pendley followed with a pin over Brandon Baumstein at 113 pounds to remain undefeated on the season and CJ Monce staked Forrest to an 18-0 lead when he took down Nicholas Damron in the 120-pound weight division.

Forrest's Cooper McNair, top, picks up some points on this take down versus Coffee County's Rein Bozich in the 132-pound weight class Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. Photo by Debra Jordan

Peyton Sisk beat Joel Singleton in a 14-5 major decision and Cooper McNair kept the shutout going with a pin over Rein Bozich in the 132-pound weight class, putting the Rockets up 28-0.

The Raiders finally got on the board when David Tate came away with a big 19-2 technical fall over Joseph "Cheese" Williams in the 138-pound weight class and Mitchell Simpson beat Clepper Watson, making the score 28-11.

Three straight

Forrest won three matches in a row as Ivan Wentzel beat Chase Pruitt (152), Jerry Jordan (160) pinned Ethan Garner, and William Eddins took down Jacob Rice in the 170-pound weight class to extend the Rockets' lead to 46-11 and put the match on ice.

Austin Payne pinned Forrest's Dylan Booker in the following match, but Billy Clanton continued his hot streak with a pin over Joshua Tobitt in the 195-pound weight class.

Dillon Kydd, right, flips Coffee County's Dustin Seals, but the Red Raider grappler would come back to defeat the Rocket 285-pounder. Photo by Debra Jordan

Nikolas McGuiggan won by forfeit before the match ended with Coffee County's Dustin Seals pinning Dillon Kydd.

Forrest hosted the Region 7 Duals last night in Chapel Hill and those results will be in next Wednesday's edition of the Tribune.