The defending Class 6A State Champions from Charles Page High School suffered their first defeat of the season in a dual with No. 1 ranked Broken Arrow (6-1). The fifth-ranked Sandites rattled off twenty-five straight victories over the course over the past two seasons before falling 43-25 Tuesday night at Clyde Boyd Middle School.
The No. 24 nationally-ranked Tigers jumped out to a quick 18-0 lead with pins from State Champion Gavin Potter and Noah Cortes and a forfeit at 220. Freshman Carter Young got the Sandites on the board at 106 pounds by pinning Jared Hill, then State Champion Riley Weir scored a 12-0 major decision against Blazik Perez. Seth Jones edged out Bryce Cockrell 3-2 to cut the deficit to 18-13.
Reece Witcraft won a 9-1 major decision against Sandite State Qualifier Blake Sargent then Blake Gonzales defeated Irwin Portillo to make it 25-13, but the Sandites won the next two matches by pin to tie it up. Scotty Patton pinned Diego Maturino and Chris Kirby pinned Ryan Primicias.
State Qualifier Brady Mattioda put the Tigers back out front with with a 5-3 decision over Kaleb Tabor and a pin from Caleb Wise at 160 meant the Sandites needed to win their next two matches with bonus points to win the dual.
State Qualifier Bryce Mattioda scored a 6-0 decision over Dayvon Taylor to clinch the dual for the Tigers and Zeno Marcheselli pinned Riley Magee to ice the cake.
Sand Springs will look to start a new streak Thursday night when they host No. 13 Muskogee (5-1), Bartlesville (2-4), and No. 15 Enid (3-4) in the District Duals quadrangle. The winner of the four-way battle will advance to the Dual State Championship in Shawnee this February. Sand Springs is the defending Dual State Champion. Broken Arrow will host No. 8 Ponca City (3-2) on Thursday.