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Jackets highlight mat sweep with wins over Bruins, Eagles

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Buford opens with two victories

By The Staff

Buford highlighted a prep wrestling sweep with a fast finish to down county rival Lancaster 54-30 in the Bruins’ gym on Thursday night.

Buford made the most of its trip to town, taking a 54-24 win over Central of Pageland. In the Jackets’ 24-point win over the Bruins, BHS led 36-30 with three weight classes to go, but it went on an 18-0 run to seal the win.

Lamont McPhearson, Daniel Deese and Josh Ferguson each had a pin to cap the Jackets’ decisive run.

BHS pin winners included Johntrell Caudle, Lain Adams, Rashad Cunningham, Brandon Steele and Eric McPhearson to go with Lamont McPhearson, Deese and Ferguson.

Lancaster pin winners were Joe Craig and Clay Rollins.

In the Jackets’ victory over Central, BHS bolted to a 36-0 lead on the way to the 30-point decision.

Jackets’ Josh Ferguson, Zack Wright, Johntrell Caudle, Marcus Pressley, Lain Adams and Rashad Cunningham each had a pin to pace BHS’s pivotal early flurry. Eric McPhearson and Devin Starnes each later added a pin to seal the win.

Ferguson, Caudle, Pressley, Adams, Cunningham and Eric McPhearson each had two wins on the night.

Central defeated Lancaster to drop the LHS mark to 0-2.

The Buford Middle School team posted a 60-24 wrestling win over host North Central Middle School on Thursday.

Buford 54 LHS 30

215 – Clay Rollins (L) pinned Zack Wright (B)

Heavyweight – Johntrell Caudle (B) pinned Marshawn Rhoney (L)

103 – Jeff Strickland (L) won by forfeit

112 – Marcus Pressley (B) won by forfeit

119 – Lain Adams (B) pinned Cody Pate (L)

125 – Rashad Cunningham (B) pinned Marquis Perry (L)

130 – Justin Harper (L) won by forfeit

135 – Daulton Willis (L) won by forfeit

140 – Brandon Steele (B) pinned Ryan Dutton (L)

145 – Eric McPhearson (B) pinned Quanterious Degraffenreid (L)

152 – Joe Craig (L) pinned Devin Starnes (B)

160 – Lamont McPhearson (B) pinned Donald Heath (L)

171 – Daniel Deese (B) pinned Benjamin Caskey (L)

189 – Josh Ferguson (B) pinned Ervin Moore (L)

Buford 54 Central 24

189 – Josh Ferguson (B) pinned Stover (CP)

215 – Zack Wright (B) pinned Chad Davis (CP)

Heavyweight – Johntrell Caudle (B) won by forfeit

103 – Double forfeit

112 – Marcus Pressley (B) pinned Anthony James (CP)

119 – Lain Adams (B) pinned Frederick Moore (CP)

125 – Rashad Cunningham (B) pinned Edwin Hancock (CP)

130 – Keyvon Wallace (CP) won by forfeit

135 – Victor Houston (CP) won by forfeit

140 – Tyler McAthern (CP) pinned Brandon Steele (B)

145 – Eric McPhearson (B) pinned Quintaven Collins (CP)

152 – Devin Starnes (B) pinned Jarvis Sowell (CP)

160 – Trent Hutton (CP) pinned Daniel Deese (B)