WALNUT COVE — The South Stokes wrestling team opened its doors to North Surry, Forbush and Carver Friday to host the last three matches of the regular season. North Surry defeated Forbush 54-21 and Carver 58-20. South Stokes defeated Carver 51-19.
Forbush Head Coach Jeff Farmer said the night was pretty ugly for his team, but he was proud of Isaac McMillan for maintaining only one loss throughout the season and Edwin Alvarenga and senior Dylan Edwards for remaining undefeated in the conference.
“North Surry is a great group of athletes and we didn’t match up real good with them tonight,” Farmer said.
The Greyhounds had six wrestlers win by pin in the match against Forbush. Those wrestlers were Cesar Cardoso (106), Saige Wolfe (113), Jacob Cavenaugh (126), Austin McBride (160), Devyn Green (170), Corbin Bullins (182). Winning by forfeit were Cody Slate (220), and Austin Akers (285).
In a headliner match at 132 pounds, North’s Austin Rozier (normally 126) defeated Storm Long 6-5 for a minor decision.
“It was an intense match. Austin was bumped up to 132 and those two are strong wrestlers,” said Greyhound Coach Eric Jessup.
Zacch Gregory (138) won by decision 11-9.
In the second match North Surry defeated Carver 58-20.
Greyhound Saige Wolfe who wrestles in the 113 weight said Carver didn’t have many wrestlers, but the ones they had were tough.
Carver struggled this season with a 0-22 record, but it wasn’t due to lack of hard work and drive according to head coach Michael Hardee.
“It’s been up and down. A lot of individual guys have had success, and their record speaks for itself. We had a lot of young ones come out and realize it wasn’t for them. It’s the nature of the sport,” Hardee said.
Greyhound Zacch Gregory (145) had a pin in the second period. Devyn Green (171) won by decision 9-1 and Cody Slate (220) had a pin.
Coach Jessup is pleased with North Surry’s overall season and where they finished in the conference.
“We lost a lot of guys last year; we’re made up of mostly sophomores and juniors but they’ve really risen up and given their best. South Stokes is a good team, and Carver is a small program but they have some standouts,” Jessup said.
South Stokes won the last match with a 51-19 victory over Carver. Keegan Ross (152) gained the first hard-fought pin followed by Christian Artis (170) who won by a decision of 4-0. Corbin Tackett (220) had a pin at 2:40. Winners by forfeit were Ryan Rice (106), Samuel Hopkins (120), Mario Fischer (126), Austin Duggins (132), T.J. Whaley (160), and Bill Covey (182).