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Indians a couple of match wins short against Mooks

Scappoose puts up a hard-fought effort but loses
by: John Brewington NEAR PIN—Scappoose’s Michael Shoun has control of Tillamook’s Cody Stewart during Friday’s dual match in Scappoose.

It was a pretty good night of wrestling, but one a little too short of wins for the Scappoose Indians as they faced Cowapa League favorite Tillamook on Thursday. There were only three pins and a forfeit in the 14-bout match. Most of the weight classes went the distance. Ten of the bouts ended in a decision or major decision.

'We have a ways to go,' Scappoose coach Jim Jones said. 'When we wrestle a team like that some of our youth shows a little bit. That mental toughness comes with time and hard work. It doesn't just magically happen.'

Jones thought the Tribe wrestled hard and with a little more experience they might have come out on top.

'I think we had opportunities there,' he said. 'Some of these kids need more mat time to get a little bit stronger. It's indicative of this group that they typically don't get pinned and that's a good characteristic.'

Jones touted some winning efforts for the Tribe.

'Blake Huff wrestled well and Michael Shoun stepped up into a tough position. Brandon Bailey wrestled a smart match. He's improved quite a bit. Isaiah Goodrich had well-deserved win.'

The Indians got a pin from Cody Jackson at 106 pounds, a good decision from Blake Huff, a major decision from Shoun, a slim 3-2 win from Goodrich, and a tough win from Bailey at 285. Several Indians had close matches that went right down to the wire.

The meet was delayed at the start over a controversy on reporting in. Scappoose may have gotten a bit of short shaft with some quick stalling calls on the night as well.

The Indians hosted the Marv Lofland Invitational on Saturday and this coming Saturday head to Seaside for the district tournament. The top four wrestlers in each weight from district advance on to regionals, where the top four advance to state.

District is just a one-day affair, starting at 10 a.m.

'Tillamook is the favorite, but I feel we have pretty good depth,' Jones said. 'We've had a little bit of adversity, but I think we've gotten things back on track in the last few weeks.'

Match results:

Tillamook 37, Scappoose 20

106-Cody Jackson (Sc) pinned Skyler Clowers (T), 2:47. 112-Anthony Emmel (T) dec. Taylor Walden (Sc), 7-5. 120-Michael Shoun (Sc) major dec. Cody Stewart (T), 16-8. 126-Blake Huff (Sc) dec. Drew Owens (T), 9-3. 132-Jake Fowler (T) pinned Jonathan Tardif (Sc), 1:46. 138-Jed Coon (T) pinned David Krupsky (Sc), :43. 145-Micah Piward (T) dec. Ryan Bond (Sc), 11-6. 152-Ron Allen (T) dec. Michael Lohman (Sc), 8-3. 160-Isaiah Goodrich (Sc) dec. tad Lovely (T), 3-2. 170-Tucker Cook (T) major dec. Luke Mills (Sc), 12-2. 182-Billy Prince (T) dec. Bailey Apon (Sc), 8-3. 195-Augustin Garcia (T) won by ff. 220-Travis Martin (T) dec. Devin Ray (Sc), 7-2. 285-Brandon Bailey (Sc) major dec. Zach Motsinger (T), 13-5.