Anna-Jonesboro downs Sikeston in Wednesday dual

Sikeston's Mark Fisher tries to keep Anna-Jonesboro's James Peterson grounded, in a 182 pound match, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at the Sikeston Field House.
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SIKESTON In just their second home dual of the season, the Sikeston wrestling team took the mat against Anna-Jonesboro on Wednesday evening at the Sikeston Field House.

Leading 12-0 after the first two matches, Anna-Jonesboro rallied from behind, winning the next four matches, and ultimately the dual 50-30.

At 113 pounds, Eddie Foster picked up a pinfall win over Brett Smith. Foster picked up the victory, at 3:27, in the second period.

Jacob Leavitt started the dual by picking up a forfeit win, at 106 pounds, to give the Bulldogs an early advantage.

In the next four matches, Anna-Jonesboro would flex their muscles. It picked up two pins and a technical fall win in three of the four matches, with the final points coming by forfeit.

Blayne McDermott fell, at 3:24, to Arojae Hart, at 120 pounds, while Blake Mays defeated Trey Scott 17-0, at 3:37, in a 126-pound bout.

Caleb Mays then made easy work of Asa Douglass, pinned him in 14 seconds, at 132 pounds, and TJ Macy added the final points, at 138 pounds, with a forfeit decision.

At 145 pounds, Cannon Gaddis picked up a win, in 25 seconds, over Brylen Suggs, to inch the Bulldogs closer, at 23-18.

Staying aggressive, Anna-Jonesboro collected two more wins after, at 160-and-170 pounds.

At 160 pounds, Bryce Lingle defeated Kobe Bryant, by pinfall, at 1:49.

Then, at 170 pounds, Isaac Griggs battled with Rayshaun Cannon for nearly the entire length of the match. Both wrestlers exchanged leads throughout the bout, until late in the third period, when Cannon reversed Griggs and got him on his back to pick up the pin with 13 seconds to spare.

Sikeston finished off the dual, by picking up pins at 182-and-195 pounds, respectively.

At 182 pounds, Mark Fisher defeated James Peterson, at 3:07, while Brian Tims defeated Jace Huckstep, at 195 pounds, in 97 seconds.

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