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February 10, 2014

EHS wrestlers will try again for Senior Night

ENID, Okla. — Enid’s wrestlers will try to have Senior Night for a second time  tonight when the Plainsmen host Jenks at 7 at Waller Middle School.

The dual, originally scheduled for last Thursday, was postponed because of weather conditions.

EHS seniors John Choi, Keegan Clayton, Mason Dillard, Caleb Harris, William Klohr and manager Kirby Scott will be recognized.

The Plainsmen are 2-9 in duals, while Jenks is 2-7.

EHS will go with a lineup of Keanu Quinn at 106, Nathan Sargent at 113, Austin Loza or Tyler Reese at 120 and 126, Troy Gray at 132, Porter North at 138, Johnny Glasgow at 145, Anthony Gonzales or Choi at 152, Keegan Clayton at 160, Tristen Hutcherson at 170, Harris at 182, Brennon Melvin at 195, Zac Overbeck at 220 and Dillard at heavyweight.

Jenks finished ahead of Enid (157-67) at the Tulsa Kelley Tournament last weekend, but the Plainsmen were without standout 182-pounder Harris and their top freshman.

The Trojans won both head-to-head matches in falls.

Overbeck was second at 220, while Keegan Clayton was fourth at 160 and Gonzales fifth at 152. Overbeck reached the finals in all four tournaments EHS attended this season.

“We didn’t wrestle badly,’’ said Enid head coach Corey Clayton. “I saw some improvement. There are things that we’re doing now that we weren’t doing earlier.

“Zac is looking a lot better on his feet. He’s beginning to  take a lot more shots (at takedowns) and taking advantage of the opportunities there. The same thing is true with Keegan and Anthony.’’

The Plainsmen were 6-2 in first-round matches with all the wins coming on falls.

“A lot of guys are on the bubble,’’ Clayton said. “We’re losing some matches because of mental errors. If we can control those better, the results would be a little different. I feel we did wrestle tough considering how many starters we had out.’’

Jenks placed at eight weights (106, 113, 120, 132, 145, 152, 160 and 285).

Tonight’s festivities will begin with a Blue-White junior high intrasquad match at 6, followed by the Senior Night ceremonies and then the dual.

The dual should be the final match of the season for the Plainsmen, who go to regionals next week.

A dual with Owasso, which was postponed last week, probably won’t be made up, Clayton said.

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