Sand Springs jumped out to a big lead but Jenks would not go away making homecoming a lot closer than it should have been.
The Class 6A No. 5 Sand Springs wrestling team beat No. 8 Jenks, 31-27, for homecoming Thursday, Jan. 24 at Ed Dubie Field House.
With one match left in the dual, Sand Springs was clinging to a 28-27 lead and it would come down to the heavyweights at 285 pounds. Sandite junior Josh Fincannon beat Jenks’ John Roberts, 4-2, giving the Sandites a 31-27 victory.
Sand Springs (13-4) jumped out to a 22-0 lead, winning the first five matches of the dual. Christian Forbes (103) got a major decision over Suau Sang, and Brendon Wiseley picked up a forfeit at 113. Riley Weir (120) recorded a 16-7 major decision over Garrett Johnson, and Seth Jones and Blake Jones won at 126 and 132, respectively.
Jenks finally got on the board at 138 pound when Brandon Elrod pinned Caleb Phillips, and Ernie Chavez beat Sandite 145-pounder Preston Medlin, 15-13, cutting into the Sandite lead, 22-9.
Scott Patton (152) beat Drake Vannoy, 6-2, but Jenks then won the next three matches to pull within one point, 25-24.
With a narrow one-point lead, Sand Springs 195-pounder Kaden Glass got a 4-2 decision, but Trojan Jared Galli answered with a 7-0 win over Brooks Dudley at 220 for the 28-27 Sandite lead.
Fincannon then won it all for Sand Springs at 285 pounds.
Before the dual, Maddy Davis was crowned the 2018-19 CPHS Wrestling Homecoming Queen, and kissing captain Riley Weir sealed the deal with a hug.
Sand Springs 31, Jenks 27
106: Forbes (SS) m.d. Sang, 16-5
113: Wiseley (SS) frft.
120: Weir (SS) m.d. Johnson, 16-7
126: S. Jones (SS) t.f. Kelvington, 15-0
132: B. Jones (SS) dec. Weis, 6-4
138: Elrod (J) p. Phillips (1:13)
145: Chavez (J) dec. Medlin, 15-13
152: Patton (SS) dec. Vannoy, 6-2
160: McGrew (J) p. Kirby (0:35)
170: Stanley (J) p. Dahl (2:48)
182: Hernandez (J) dec. Magee, 5-3
195: Glass (SS) dec. Felts, 4-2
220: Galli (J) ded. Dudley, 7-0
285: Fincannon (SS) dec. Roberts, 4-2