Rockets swept at Centennial

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Joseph "Cheese" Williams battles Kenwood's John Lee Cruz before pinning the Knights wrestler in the 138-pound match. Photos by Shanna McCoy

The Forrest Rockets traveled to Centennial on Thursday and suffered a sweep, losing 39-31 to the host Cougars before falling in a close match 42-39 to Kenwood.

Centennial

Forrest started on a good note versus Centennial as Nikolas McGuiggan (285 pounds) pinned Noah Schwartz.

Freshman Jeffrey Gross (106) followed with a 16-1 technical fall over Tyler Ditmer and both Harley Sisk (113) and Dylan Pendley (120) won decisions over their Cougar opponents to take an 18-0 lead.

Centennial's Jacob Welch (126) won by forfeit to break the Forrest run, but Peyton Sisk (132) came back with an 18-8 major decision win over Hunter Wisniowski.

William Eddins tangles with Centennial's Bailey Patton in the 182-pound bout Thursday at Williamson County.

The Cougars came back strong as Jeffrey Iler (138), Kiefer Bangham (145) and Spencer Harvey (152) all came up with wins to make it a 22-21 match.

Forrest freshman Wes McCoy (160) garnered a tough three points with 9-7 decision over Zachery Ables before Centennial put the match away with three straight pins by Taylor Pate (170), Bailey Patton (182) and Jamari Wilson (195).

Junior Billy Clanton (220) continued his fine start to the season when he ended the match with a pin over Aaron Ditmer.

Kenwood

Forrest and Kenwood went toe-to-toe as they alternated wins in the first seven matches with the Rockets taking wins by Clanton (220), Gross (106) and Pendley (120), while the Knights from Clarksville took victories by Anthony Currie (195), Nathan Thacker (285), Eric Jackson (113) and Austin Gebert to take a 24-18 lead.

Peyton Sisk (132) followed with a pin over Mckale McClung and Joseph Williams (138) pinned John Lee-Cruz, making the score 30-24.

Kenwood's Adam Riley (145) picked up six points before Watson (152) and McCoy (160) won over their matches to give the Rockets a 39-30 lead with two matches to go.

Unfortunately, Earnest White (170) and Isaiah Dunham (182) came up with back-to-back pins to end the match and give the Knights the close win.