Marlow wrestling blanks Chickasha

by Todd Brooks
Marlow's Jayden Absher gets the upper hand on his Chickasha opponent. Marlow's Jayden Absher gets the upper hand on his Chickasha opponent.

Marlow wrestlers scored the maximum amount of points as they blanked visiting Chickasha, 84-0, Thursday.

Of the 14 weight classes, the shorthanded Chicks could only muster enough wrestlers for seven of those, forfeiting the other seven weights.

The Outlaws that did wrestle made quick work of their opponents, going 7-for-7 on wins by pin and no match made it past the second period.

After a 2-2 tie at the end of the first period at 106 pounds, Case Rich pinned his opponent 22 seconds into the second period with a cradle for Marlow’s first win.

Chickasha forfeited the next four weights before Marlow’s Jordon Taylor picked up a pin in the second period in his 138-pound match. Taylor had started the period on the bottom, but quickly got a reverse on a switch move and had his opponent on his back and pinned in less than 30 seconds into the period.

Two matches, later, Jayden Absher took an 11-2 lead into the second period and then pinned his opponent in 27 seconds.

Matt Branum followed with the first opening period pin of the dual meet at 160 pounds. Branum got a takedown and had racked up nine points in near-falls before getting the pin with 49 seconds to go.

Kyle Wilson and his opponent went scoreless in the first period before Wilson escaped from the bottom position to open the second for the first points of the match. He got a takedown and pinned his opponent with just 11 seconds left in the period of the 170-pound match.

Kale Hunt got the quickest pin in the varsity match, securing the fall just 44 seconds into his 182-pound match.

The Marlow Jr. High wrestlers almost matched the high school as they won by a 75-0 score. Winning their matches were Gehrig Furr, Braydon Bowman, Cade Gilbert, Zach Dawson, Bryce Weston, Isaiah Cauich, Trey Southerland, Ty Scott, Dayton Davis, Andrew Johnson, Cole Hayes and Julian Galvan.