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February 3, 2014

Plainsmen wrestlers host No. 16 Owasso

ENID, Okla. — More than wrestling will be emphasized tonight when the Plainsmen host No. 16 Owasso at 7 at Waller Middle School, weather permitting.

It will be AMBUCS Night with the service club scheduled to give a specially-made bicycle to a Waller student with a physical disability.

One of the club’s functions is raising money for such bicycles.

“It helps people with physical disabilities to be more mobile and develop muscles they wouldn’t get to otherwise,’’ said Enid coach Corey Clayton.

“People in Enid can see what AMBUCS is all about.’’

It will be Enid’s first home dual since a 66-12 loss to No. 2-ranked Broken Arrow on Dec. 17. Owasso, ranked No. 16 in 6A, is 6-3 in duals.

“I think the kids will be excited about having a home dual,’’ Clayton said. “Hopefully, the fans will be able to make it out.’’

Owasso didn’t have school Monday after a heavy snowstorm in the Tulsa area Sunday. It’s not known whether they will have school today. The forecast has called for several inches of snow in Enid.

“Right now, it’s still on,’’ Clayton said. “We have to prepare like there will be a match.’’

Keegan Clayton, riding a five-match winning streak, is set to face Owasso 160-pounder Spencer  Richmond, who was sixth at the Jenks Tournament.

Caleb Harris, at 182, is scheduled to face Hayden Moseby, who was fourth at Jenks.

Zac Overbeck, a finalist in three tournaments, is scheduled to go against Teejay Alono, third at Jenks, at 220. Mason Dillard, 4-0 last week at 285, is scheduled to face Payton Clawson, who was sixth at Jenks.

“It’s going to be a challenge for us,’’ Clayton saud. “Some of the guys we’ll see might be the guys we have to beat to get to state (at regionals). This is real important for regional seeding and the seeding at the Tulsa Kelley tournament (Friday and Saturday).’’

EHS will be going with a lineup of Kenau Quinn at 106, Nathan Sargent at 113, Austin Loza or Tyler Reese at 120, Troy Gray at 132, Porter North at 138, Johnny Glasgow or Anthony Gonzales at 145, John Choi at 152, Keegan Clayton or Triston Hutcherson at 160 or 170, Harris at 182, Brennon Melvin at 195, Overbeck at 220 and Dillard at 285.

Returning state placer Billy Grothe, who didn’t wrestle in a 56-12 loss to Putnam City Thursday, “won’t be in the lineup for awhile,’’ coach Clayton said.

“Hopefully, we can bounce back (from the Putnam City loss),’’ Clayton said.

“We’ve got a little bit of a different lineup. We’ll see how we compete. We just didn’t match up well against Putnam City.’’

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