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January 31, 2014

Indian wrestling finishes district duals in second

John McKelvey
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COMANCHE — There will be no dual-state for Comanche wrestling this season, but after a second place finish in the district, coach Jason Miller isn’t too upset.

That’s because his young team gave No. 3 Plainview all it could handle in the 46-33 dual last Thursday. It was 34-33 going into the final two matches, but a forfeit and pin led to the exaggerated score.

Still, Miller said that Comanche was the only district team to really stand toe-to-toe with Plainview. The rest of the dual matches for Plainview were all blowouts.

Individually, the Indinas won six of the matches, and Plainview won seven. Miller said he went into the dual knowing his team was outgunned, but was surprised by how well the team wrestled to make it close.

“We did way better than I thought we would do going into the last two matches,” Miller said.

Comanche then clobered Davis 62-12 and secured the second place finish. Miller said the strength of the wrestlers at the lower weights showed the most as the Indians dominated the dual early. He just hopes the team can be more consistent with their energy.

Before the two matches against Marlow and Plainview, Miller said the energy made it seem like the Indians couldn’t lose.

“They were fired up and ready to wrestle,” Miller said. “I thought Marlow would actually come down to a couple of points.”

Instead the Indians routed their rivals 47-18 and marched on to a 4-1 district record.