Bulldog Grapplers Start Season With Win Over Panthers

first_imgThe Batesville High School Wrestling team opened their season traveling to Jennings County bringing only 8 wrestlers to compete. Despite giving up 6 forfeits, the bulldog grapplers were able to claim a 39-36 victory.The night started with the bulldogs giving up a forfeit at 170 then bouncing back when Axel Garcia received a forfeit at 182 making the dual tied 6-6. Jennings then won 4 straight with 3 forfeits and a pin giving the panthers a 30-6 lead.Alex Murphy got things started at 113 recording 2 takedowns on his way to getting the first pin of the season for the bulldogs fighting up the score to 30-12. Jennings county got their final forfeit of the night giving them a commanding 36-12 lead. Tyler Schaffer would start a rally getting 2 takedowns leading to a 6-3 victory at 132 cutting down the lead to 36-15.Batesville would then capitalize on the momentum with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase got a 1st period pin at 138 to come a step closer making the score 36-21. JT Linkel followed things up at 145 with 3 takedowns before earning a pin making the score 36-27. 152 pounder Josh Mobley kept the momentum going with 4 take downs and a pin to bring the score within 3 at 36-33. It all came down to the final match as Nick Nobbe would take the mat at 160. Nobbe got a quick takedown to start the match and in dramatic fashion got the pin with only 1 second left in the first period to finally give Batesville the lead at 39-36 giving the bulldogs their first win of the season starting out at 1-0. Also competing for the bulldogs on the night was Brandon Manning at 220 who had a hard fought match. Batesville will next host Madison in their home opener next Tuesday the 27th at 6 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Millerlast_img

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