CPHS Wrestling: Sandites top No. 8 Jenks 38-23

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Class 6A No. 5 ranked Charles Page High School (10-1) improved to 4-1 in Frontier Valley Conference wrestling with a 38-23 Thursday night victory over No. 8 Jenks (9-2). The Sandites won eight matches to six and picked up bonus points in several.

Davon Taylor (16-17) started off the night at 170 pounds and scored first with a takedown, but Colt Freeman quickly reversed and ran the match till the third period. Trailing 7-5 in the final stretch, Taylor escaped and took a shot with ten seconds left, but Freeman came out on top with a 9-6 decision.

Noah Almy (4-6 season, 28-26 career) took on Jaylon Pitts and scored first with a second period takedown. Pitts escaped and scored on the Sandite, then Almy escaped to tie it up. Pitts took the lead with a third period escape and scored a pair of takedowns for the 9-5 decision.

Josh Fincannon (9-14) scored on Ethan Felts immediately and added a trio of back points before the buzzer. He added escapes in the second and third periods and scored a takedown with 45 seconds left for the 9-1 major decision to get the Sandites on the board.

Gage Fain (15-7, 54-45) easily took down Jared Galli twice in the first period and added nearfall points for a 6-1 lead. He picked up two more takedowns in the second period for an 11-3 advantage before sticking his foe for the 10-6 team lead.

Caleb Orr took a 4-1 first period lead against Robbie Parrish (2-11) and rode it out for the duration.

Carter Young (32-1) won his fifteenth-straight match by pinning Sian Suan in 1:13, then State Champion Riley Weir (22-6, 84-24) won his fourteenth-straight by pinning Jonathan Kelvington in 2:14 after taking a 10-3 first period lead. Seth Jones (22-12) scored immediately on Matt Ruley and pinned the Trojan in fifty seconds and the Sandites pushed their lead to 28-9.

Blake Sargent (9-4, 98-29) returned to the lineup for the first time since the Broken Arrow dual to take on Branden Elrod. Sargent scored early in the first and started the second on top with a 2-0 lead. Elrod reversed to tie it up and started the third period on top, but Sargent reversed again for a 4-3 decision.

Irwin Portillo (24-16, 30-21) took a 2-0 first period lead on Garrett Weis, then added a reversal, takedown, and nearfall points in the second. A takedown in the third period gave Portillo the 14-4 major decision to clinch the dual at 35-9.

Scott Patton (22-16, 29-18) was well matched against Enrie Chavez and the two went scoreless till the third period when Patton got a point on a penalty. The Sandite escaped soon after but Chavez scored the lone takedown of the match to tie it up. Patton escaped again and survived a pair of shots for the 3-2 decision.

Austin Daniels took a 5-0 first period lead on Chris Kirby (16-6) and ultimately prevailed 16-0 in 4:00 technical fall.

Kaleb Tabor (19-10) had an equally tough competitor in Drake Vannoy and gave up a pair of takedowns before reversing late in the second period. Vannoy scored again in the third, then gave up a penalty for a 6-3 decision.

The dual wrapped up at 160 as Jasanee Harjo (3-6) fell in 51 seconds to Killian McGrew

The Sandites will return to action Tuesday, February 6th with a 7:00 p.m. home dual against Bixby (0-6). Jenks won’t dual again till Dual State in February, but they will travel to the Pryor Tournament Friday morning.