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Franklin wrestling has strong night against Sycamore, NCS


Franklin wrestling has strong night against Sycamore, NCS

BY JAKE DONOVAN 

The Franklin Rebels enjoyed a big Tuesday night on the mat, winning all but five scheduled matches in hosting a dual meet versus visiting Sycamore High School and Nashville Christian School.

Job Dooley (138 pounds) and Jonah Albert (195) scored two pins each on the night for the Rebels, whose boys wrestling team beat the Sycamore War Eagles 66-18 and shutout the Nashville Christian Eagles 72-0.

The pair of wins for Dooley and Albert come on the heels of both seniors claiming top honors in their respective weight classes at Saturday’s Coyote Classic 27-team tournament in Clarksville.

Dooley—a Class AAA State finalist as a junior and who was named Coyote Classic Outstanding Wrestler—has scored pins in each of his six matches this season. The senior took down Sycamore’s Austin Carney in 1:30 and pinning Nashville Christian’s Joseph Curly in 2:15, marking Dooley’s longest match of 2018 to date.

Albert, like Dooley, is also a perfect 6-0 to start the season. His lone decision win came in his first match last Tuesday versus Lavergne, having since pinned his last six opponents. The senior needed just 1:02 to defeat Sycamore’s Giovani Avila and 1:52 to defeat Nashville Christian’s Joseph Dyer.

Sycamore’s lone win on the mat on the boys’ side came at heavyweight, as sophomore Arial Avila pinned Rebels junior Jastin Jackson at 4:04. The other two official individual victories came via forfeit wins in the 120 and 126-pound weight divisions.

The two schools also clashed in a pair of female wrestling matches.

Franklin sophomore Annalise Dodson—who made her wrestling debut just one week ago—remains a perfect 2-0 on the season, needing just 0:31 to pin down Lady War Eagle sophomore Natalia Wooden.

Lady Rebels’ Bella Campbell—like Dodson, a sophomore who also debuted last Tuesday—suffered her first defeat, as she was pinned in 2:08 by Bonnie Hudgins, a returning junior War Eagle who moved up in weight after advancing to the State tournament at 132 pounds last season.

It was a much quicker night at the office for the Rebels boys’ team in dominating Nashville Christian. Just five individual matches hit the mat, with the Rebels scoring pins in each contest while also claiming eight victories by forfeit.

Christian Moolman, a 220-pound senior and standout football lineman, needed just 1:20 to turn away Jesse Parrish after settling for a forfeit win versus Sycamore.

The Rebels remain home for their next meet, hosting Hillsboro High School in their annual “Battle of Hillsboro Road” matchup on Thursday.

BOYS: FRANKLIN 66, SYCAMORE 18

106 Owen Gobel (F) Pin 0:16 Preston Castle (S)

113 Levi Yoder (F) Pin 0:51 Keegan Bilodeau (S)

120 Sycamore won by forfeit

126 Sycamore won by forfeit

132 Gabe Green (F) Pin 2:27 Micah Webb (S)

138 Job Dooley (F) Pin 1:30 Austin Carney

145 Matthew Gomez (F) Pin 1:19 Luis Valverde

152 Cooper Grills (F) Pin 1:00 Blake Young

160 Michael Lilly (F) Pin 0:47 Mark Helser

170 Sawyer Robinson (F) Pin 1:03 Daveon Nichols

182 Branyone Coleman (F) Pin 4:21 Zachary Nieves

195 Jonah Albert (F) Pin 1:02 Giovani Avila

220 Christian Moolman Forfeit Win

HWT Arial Avila (S) Pin 4:04 Jastin Jackson (F)

GIRLS: FRANKLIN 6, SYCAMORE 6

120 Annalise Dodson Pin 0:31 Natalia Wooden

140 Bonnie Hudgins (Sycamore) Pin 2:08 Isabella “Bella” Campbell

BOYS: FRANKLIN 72, NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN 0

106 Owen Gobel (F) Forfeit Win

113 Levi Yoder (F) Forfeit Win

120 No Match

126 No Match

132 Gabe Green (F) Forfeit Win

138 Job Dooley (F) Pin 2:15 Joseph Curly

145 Matthew Gomez (F) Forfeit Win

152 Cooper Grills (F) Forfeit Win

160 Will Ross (F) Pin 2:26 Logan White

170 Michael Lilly (F) Forfeit Win

182 Branyone Coleman (F) Forfeit Win

195 Jonah Albert (F) Pin 1:52 Joseph Dyer

220 Christian Moolman (F) Pin 1:20 Jesse Parrish

HWT Jastin Jackson (F) Forfeit Win

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