Lovejoy Wrestling Teams Take Down Plano East
Lovejoy junior varsity set the tone for the dual match held at Plano East High School by taking the first two matches by fall in route to an impressive 72-34 win. Any potential intimidation the Panthers might have hoped for as a larger 6A school competing against the 5A Leopards was quickly squashed as the Leopards won match after match in the JV dual. JV wrestlers winning by fall in the match included: Gharron Sheffield, Zack Valentine, Collins Archer, Kaden Yow, Keaton Levin, Jack Mckinney, Hunter Knight, Jakobi Edwards, Garrison Alling, Philip Joest and Braydon Wright.
The Varsity squad found themselves down 12-0 in the meet after losing the first two matches to the Panthers but won the next five in a row to take a commanding 29-12 lead. Plano East kept the match close as the teams traded wins in the second half of the meet but Lovejoy secured the win 47-36 in the final match with Grant Session's victory by fall. Head Coach Mike Eaton stated "It was a great dual that ended up coming down to the last match. We are 2-0 on the season and have several football players that competed in their first match tonight so we look forward to more mat time to continue improving." Varsity wrestlers winning in the match included Johnny Dorlon, Dalton Braun, Hunter Duncan, Alex Vislosky, Trent Rucker, Jakob Underwood, Grant Sessions and Austen Shelley.