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Wrestling team in compromising position
Lack of grapplers digs hole for squad
Warren County High Schools Ivan Stacy looks like hes turning his Franklin County opponent, Drake Seizmore, into a human pretzel Tuesday night. Stacy fought the longest match, going into overtime.
Still struggling to field a complete roster, the Warren County Pioneer wrestling team faced Murfreesboro’s Black-man, whose bench wasn’t big enough for everyone. That was followed by both Pioneers and Lady Pioneers going up against Franklin County in a Pioneer doubleheader Tuesday night at The Dalt.Forfeiting seven matches because your team doesn’t have a player in the weight class can seriously damage the overall score, as it did in both meets for Warren County boys, who lost first to Blackman, 66-18, and then to Franklin County, 36-24.“To put it in a light everybody would understand, we’re going out there every night and spotting these guys four or five touchdowns,” said Warren County wrestling coach Stephen Martin. “This is a sport that’s been in the county for 23 years, and we’ve known success, we’ve just got to have more bodies in the room.”The Lady Pioneers fielded one wrestler in competition, but it was enough for a win as Warren County’s Hollie Yokley defeated Franklin County’s Mackenzie Thomas in the first period with a pin at 1:20 in the 148-pound weight class.