Davie Wrestling Revives Season With Four Wins
By Brian Pitts
Davie Enterprise Record
After losing eight of 11 dual-team matches and placing 15th in the King of the Mat, the Davie wrestling team rekindled some hope by winning four of five matches last week.
The War Eagles slipped by visiting North Iredell before going 3-1 at Orange on Saturday.
Orange handed Davie its 12th loss. That’s the most in coach Buddy Lowery’s 37-year career. But there’s plenty for Davie to compete for down the stretch. The War Eagles have two major streaks going – five straight Central Piedmont Conference championships and 33 straight winning seasons, a run that began in 1979-80. The CPC race starts this week.
Slowly but surely, the War Eagles are getting healthier. Even though Jamie Spry (knee), Nathan Howard (concussion), Kyle Cookson (ankle) and Logan Cartner (sick) are still sidelined, they could all return in time for the biggest match of the year against West Forsyth on Feb. 7. Cookson, a freshman, broke his ankle the first week of practice and hasn’t seen the mat all year.
“All of them are right (in the weight classes) where we need them,” Lowery said. “If I get Cartner, Spry and Howard back, I’ll feel a whole lot better. We’re trying to get well at the right time …