‘Cats rack up pins against Watauga

Published 10:47 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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North Davie’s wrestling team racked up nine pins and stomped Watauga 84-14 at home on Jan. 25.

Graylan Anderson, Hayden Potts, Easton Stanley, Hank Blankenship, Isaac O’Toole, Mason Boger, Javon Carter, DJ McCaskill and Walker Matthews produced the six-pointers and Isaiah Hernandez won by disqualification as the Wildcats took 14 of 17 weight classes.

“Graylan, Easton and Hank had some tough guys before we worked a pin,” coach Jamey Holt said. “We wrestled solid from start to finish. Even the guys that lost competed and fought hard. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to win some hardware at the individual tournament (Feb. 4).”

The pin that stood out the most was from O’Toole, who pulled off a move that had Holt and assistant Timmy Allen shaking their heads in disbelief.

“Isaac basically ended up, after a scramble, sitting on top of him,” Holt said. “He pinned him by sitting right down on his chest. Timmy and I said it has to be the craziest we had ever seen.”

This was the fourth win by 64-plus points by the Wildcats, who went 9-2 with a six-match winning streak as a dual team.