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December 20, 2013

Demons, Indians test each other

COMANCHE — The Duncan and Comanche wrestlers got to test each other out before this weekend’s tournament in Duncan.

The Demons prevailed 39-22 but Comanche coach Jason Miller was happy with the way his younger wrestlers performed against a quality Duncan group.

“I told the kids in the locker room before the match that, win or lose, you gain respect by fighting,” Miller said. “We fought them hard every match.”

Demon coach Kevin Kelly said that his wrestlers were a little sluggish, but attributed that to a hard practice Wednesday.

“We had a couple of kids who didn’t make weight Tuesday (against Chickasha), so I worked them hard (Wednesday),” Kelly said. “It seemed like we got a little tired. But for the most part, we fought hard and the effort was good.”

The two teams will now find out how they measure up to some of the best wrestlers in southwestern Oklahoma. Duncan hosts its own wrestling tourney Friday and Saturday. Comanche will be among the teams competing.

Kelly said his wrestlers are gaining confidence and that will be a good thing as they get set for the tournament.

“It will be good to see some of the best wrestlers in our class, and see some really good wrestlers,” he said.

Miller said the additional mat time will only benefit his young wrestlers and he hopes the majority of them can win at least one bout.

“I hope nobody goes two and out,” he said. “I hope everyone gets a couple of wins under their belts. We have a lot of freshmen and this will be a tough test for them.”

The tournament will start with the first round Friday at 6 p.m. Tourney action continues Saturday with the second round at 11 a.m., and continues until the finals at 5 p.m.

DUNCAN 39, COMANCHE 22

106: Sean Williams (C) dec Will Hicks 9-3.

113: Dustin Chase (D) dec Zac Schoolfield 5-0.

120: Jett Gray (D) dec Austin McCarty 6-4.

126: Shayne Revels (C) maj dec Logan Haltmyer 16-6.

132: Kameren VanBuskirk (C) pin Boston Brown 1:40.

138: Wyatt Schoofield (C) dec Tyler Hicks 8-1.

145: Hunter Kelly (D) pin Chaz Allen 1:42.

152: Connor Kelly (C) pin Patrick Seward :38.

160: Tyler VanOven (D) won by forfeit.

170: Connor Kinnaird (D) dec Triston Tolford 6-2.

182: Jon McGill (D) dec Hunter Powell 9-2.

195: Jimmy Mejia (D) pin Jason Loafman 4:39.

220: Jonathan Gomez (D) dec Chris Rhone 5-0.

285: Tyler Wood (C) pin Tyson Hill 1:37.

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