The Pryor Times

January 28, 2014

Seniors lead Pryor past Oologah

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

PRYOR, OK — All six Pryor senior wrestlers walked away with victories Tuesday night against Oologah to help the Tigers take a 53-21 dual win from the Mustangs on senior night at the Burdick Center.

Senior 132-pounder Lance Livingston pinned Devin Hollowell in the first round to give Pryor a 14-9 lead after five matches and the Tigers coasted from there.

"I wasn't sure if I was going to wrestle Lance tonight, but Konnor Godwin has had some trouble with his knee, so I went ahead and put Lance in. It was senior night after all," Pryor head coach Roger White said. "He wrestled very well."

Kelvin Grubbs, the only other Pryor senior who took the mat, took a 7-3 decision from Drew Humphrey at 152 pounds.

Three PHS seniors (Cody Foos, Chase Biggs and Josiah Gauger) won by forfeit and another, Tanner Hughes, won his exhibition match 7-6. Biggs, who was sick with the flu, showed up at the gym to be recognized on senior night with his mother and stepfather, Coach White.

"It would have been nice to have him healthy," White said, "but we're happy he got to come out and be recognized."

Pryor's 106-pounder Von Gray dropped a 12-8 decision to Brant Yeubanks and the Mustangs' Bryson Long pinned Ryan Sellers at 113 to give Oologah an early 9-0 lead.

Pryor won the next seven matches, boosted by Dylan Wright's technical fall at 126 pounds and Christian Campbell's first-round fall at 160. Michael Lansaw (220) and Stevon Crogan (182) also scored pins.

"He's not being as sloppy as he was earlier in the year," White said of Crogan, who pinned Zack Bryan late in the third round. "It's the smartest I've seen him wrestle all year."

Oologah's Brock Martin pinned Caleb Reese at 170 pounds and Blaize Schrader scored a second round fall over Pryor's Jeremiah Davis at heavyweight.

Pryor's wrestlers improved their dual record to 12-6 with the Doug Rial Invitational looming this weekend. Eighteen teams will be in action, commencing at 4 p.m. Friday at the Burdick Center and 11 a.m. Saturday.

In the junior high dual, Pryor ran to a 60-12 win over the Mustangs.