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Published 11:40am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Returning state champion Hunter Scott and the Holtville Bulldog wrestling team started the 2013-14 season 2-0 after wins over Carver-Montgomery (59-36) and Prattville Christian Academy (66-12) Tuesday at PCA.
The Bulldogs secured nine pins in the the tri-meet with seven coming against the Panthers. HHS suffered just one pinfall lose.
Scott’s first win of the year–in his bid to defend his title–came by technical decision over the Wolverines’ Eddie McQueen. PCA forfeited the 170-pound bout to Scott.

Reigning Holtville state champion Hunter Scott torques Carver's Eddie McQueen's arm. Photo by Cory Diaz
Reigning Holtville state champion Hunter Scott torques Carver’s Eddie McQueen’s arm. Photo by Cory Diaz

In the 182-pound weight class, Holtville’s Zak Jones captured two pinfalls, over Carver’s Elijah Christ and PCA’s Joey Flemming. Dustin Grier collected the Bulldogs’ other pin over Carver.
Miyon Landrum picked up the Wolverines lone win over HHS in the tri-meet, a pinfall against Judson Sweat in the 106-pound class.
Against PCA, the Bulldogs forfeited two bouts to give the Panthers its 12 points.
Peyton Johnson set the dominating tempo for Holtville in the first match, pinning Nick Livengood in the 152-pound match, as the Bulldogs garnered six consecutive pinfalls, excluding forfeits.
Jones and Grier earned back-to-back victories. In the 113-pound bout, Alex Sears defeated Justin Calimlin in the third period, Cody Gibson pinned Coleman Wright in the 126-pound class, Andrew McLean topped Reid Deason and Keaton Weimorts matted Jerry Slocum at the 1:22 mark in the second period to give Holtville the 66-12 team win.
PCA downed Carver 48-33 to earn a victory in the tri-meet.
The Wolverines led 24-18 after Demetrius Seawright pinned Matthew Kicker in the 195-pound match. But five subsequent forfeits by Carver handed PCA the win.
Flemming earned the Panthers lone contested win, a pinfall over the Wolverines’ Christ.
HHS will host Jeff Davis Monday and PCA returns to the mat Dec. 3 versus Elmore County at home.

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