WRESTLING: LaFayette takes down short-handed LFO

LaFayette's Tyler Beard tries for a pin against LFO's Johnathan Cutcher during their 182-pound bout on Tuesday. (Photo by Scott Herpst)

The LFO Warriors won six of 10 head-to-head matchups against the LaFayette Ramblers on Tuesday, but were forced to give up four forfeits and ended up dropping a 48-35 decision to the Ramblers in match in south Walker County.

Starting at 138 pounds, LFO would win the first three matches. Caleb Chopane recorded an 18-3 technical fall against J.J. Muder, Lathan Stephens (145) pinned Hunter Deal and Jacob Brown pinned Jake Price to stake LFO to a 17-0 lead.

But the Ramblers would answer with three consecutive pins to grab an 18-17 lead. Brady Beard (160) pinned Jacob Sanchez. Cameron Hollingsworth (170) stuck Julian Waters and Tyler Beard (182) pinned Johnathan Cutcher.

The Red-and-White would win two of the next three bouts in the heavier weights to go back in front, 29-24. Nathan Williams (195) pinned Bryce Blackmon and Kameron Peters (285) pinned Matthew Wallin, while LaFayette’s Cody Deal (220) made quick work of Dylan Simpson with a pin.

However, LaFayette would get their last 24 points without breaking a sweat as Hector Velez (106), Steven Sanford (120), Karson Ledford (126) and Carson Lanier (132) all were awarded forfeits.

LFO’s final six points came at 113 as Jerry Jackson won by pin over Landon Plank.

LaFayette 55, Calhoun 21

The Ramblers made it 2-0 on the evening and 2-0 on the season as they handled the Jackets in their first match of the night.

Plank (106), Ledford (126), Jordan Profitt (132), Hollingsworth (160), Brady Beard (170), Tyler Beard (182), Blackmon (195) and Deal ()220) all won by pin. Mason Alexander (138) and Price (152) both won by decision.

LFO 43, Calhoun 42

The Warriors improved to 4-3 on the season with a criteria victory after the score was tied at 42 after all 14 bouts were finished. LFO won the match despite the forfeits.

All of the Warriors’ points came on pins by Chopane (138), Stephens (145), Brown (152), Cutcher (182), Williams (195), Simpson (220) and Peters (285).

Gordon Lee splits tri-match

The Trojans defeated Adairsville, 39-33, on Tuesday, but couldn’t get past Ringgold as they lost to the Tigers, 42-30, falling to 6-1 on the season.

Hunter Burnette was 2-0, wrestling at both 106 and 113. Tomy Duke (113, 120), Nathaniel Hunley (120, 126) and Braden Jarvis (170) were all 2-0, while Logan Butler (152) went 1-0.

No further information on the tri-match was available as of press time.