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The Mexico High School Bulldog matmen came out Wednesday night ready to wrestle in a big conference match against Hannibal (Class 3) with the final score 50-30 in favor of Mexico.
"Last night freshman David Rendon filled in for Hunter Smith and really got us off to a good start," said MHS coach Gayle Adams. Rendon was losing going into the third period, but came away with a big pin.
Senior and three time state-qualifier, Jake Vitale, remains undefeated on the season with a 9-0 decision over Colby Collings, the fifth-ranked wrestler in Class 3. Vitale placed fifth in state as a freshman and junior and placed second as a sophomore.
Payton Turner also had a huge win with a 12-4 decision over Brant Dooley, the seventh-ranked wrestler in Class 3.
The Bulldogs, 10-4 in dual matches and 2-1 in conference, travel to St. Charles this weekend for a tournament, while the junior varsity travels to Moberly on Saturday. Next week Mexico will be at home on Tuesday and will travel to Fulton on Thursday.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES:
106: Austin Janes, HHS, forf.
113: Chandler Fohey, HHS, pinned Jadin Taylor, MHS, 3:42.
120: David Rendon, MHS, pinned Tyler Leake, HHS, 4:43.
126: Jordan Jones, MHS, pinned Colten Brummell, HHS, 0:49.
132: Tyler Janes, HHS, pinned Scott Speaks, MHS, 4:39.
138: Jayde Moran, MHS, pinned Eli Ratliff, HHS, 2:54.
145: Jake Vitale, MHS, maj. dec. Colby Collings, HHS, 9-0.
152: Samuel Fayad, MHS, forf.
160: Dalton Logerman, MHS forf.
170: Anthony Brower, MHS, pinned Austin Howe, HHS, 2:40.
182: Payton Turner, MHS, maj. dec. Brant Dooley, HHS, 12-4.
195: Thorne Cheney, MHS, forf.
220: Kyle Muehring, HHS, pinned John Lummis, MHS, 1:21.
285: Jake Borgmeyer, HHS, pinned Matthew Pursley, MHS, 1:00.