Warriors too much for Shamrocks
No. 9 Schuyler proved to be too much for Scotus in the Shamrocks’ first action back on the mats from Christmas break as the Warriors won 52-15.
Schuyler won the first four matches of the night and picked up a forfeit win as well.
Landyn Maschmeier won the first match of the night for Scotus at 113 pounds when he defeated John Gasper 14-10 after both wrestlers avoided getting pinned late in the second and third period.
The Shamrocks lost the next two matches, but Nick Taylor was able to pick up the victory at 132.
Taylor trailed 3-2 entering the third period, but with 40 second left in the match, scored and escape and used a double leg to take the two-point lead.
Jackson Neville won the second match in a row for Scotus when he pinned Jesus Carrasco in the second period.
The winning streak continued with a 10-4 win by Colby Gilson over Miguel Carrasco scoring two takedowns and two three-point nearfalls.
“I was really proud of (Colby),” said head coach DJ Brandenburg. “He’s night and day different from last year. He’s been able to establish a lot more moves. He was kind of a one-trick pony for the last three years. He’s really mixed up his game.”
The Shamrocks lost the last three matches of the night, two of which were to ranked wrestlers, No. 3 Caden Yrkoski and No. 4 Michael Hernandez.
Evan Sliva was able to go the distance against Hernandez in a match that Brandenburg gave Sliva credit for hanging tough.
Scotus will be competing in the High Plains Tournament starting today, which features over 20 teams from across the state.
“I see a lot of stuff that we need to work on and were going to get it fixed,” Brandenburg said. “The mistakes that we have are all fixable. I’m just geared up for tomorrow, because that’s going to be a tough one.”
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org