Madras wrestlers prove powerful in latest match
- Brian Liebenstein
- Madras Pioneer - News
>Strong showing stops Summit
Talent coupled with depth proved a winning combination for Madras High in its latest high school wrestling dual match, held Dec. 21 at Summit High in Bend. It was also a quick combination.
"Between the couple of double forfeits and the matches they forfeited or we forfeited, the wrestling was all over in about a half hour," Coach Paul Brown of Madras said in the wake of the team's 54-18 win.
Chad McFarland's pin which kept his unbeaten streak for Madras alive was just one example of the White Buffalos helping get their bus back on the road before it really cooled down. McFarland is now 8-0 at 130 pounds.
While it took the Buffs until Anthony Williams victory at 125 pounds to score their first whitewash win, they began coming regularly after that. While scoring at 119 because Summit had no wrestlers at that weight, Madras had been forced to give up six points as well.
After Williams' win, Madras stampeded its way to the win.
McFarland's pin and a forfeit win for Tony Hansen at 135 gave the Buffs the 12 points needed to overcome the win at 103 and forfeit which Summit scored. After that, the Madras lead mushroomed.
After Hansen improved to 7-1, Jacob Struck picked up a pin at 140 which kept his record above .500 for the year. Yet another pin by Cody Oliver at 145 merely previewed still more six-point falls for the Buffs.
Justin Fox pinned his Summit foe at 171 before two more pins for the Buffs, at 215 by Gordon Scott and at 275 by Kerry Scott. Both the Scotts, though unrelated, improved to 6-2 for the season.