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Two seniors shine in DHS wrestling loss

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From page B1 | January 23, 2014 |

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DHS' Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez, left, gets a grip on his Franklin opponent during his match win on Wednesday at The Cage. Despite that win, the Blue Devils fell to the Wildcats, 64-10. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

It took Davis High senior Bailey Murray 26 seconds to pin his 285-pound opponent from Franklin on Wednesday night at The Cage.

Unfortunately, the Blue Devil wrestling squad (2-1 Delta Valley Conference) spent the other 90 minutes of the match getting pummeled into submission by one of the top programs in the area. In a 64-10 Senior Night loss, DHS’ only other win came from 12th-grader Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez at 126 pounds.

“We did not have our best stuff (Wednesday),” said Devil coach Ty Brown. “We’re going to go back and look at the film tonight. I’m going to go home right after this is over. I’m going to spend about three to four hours looking at the video. I’ll probably be up until 2 or 3 tonight doing that.

“We’ve got to get much, much better.”

Prior to the match, Brown addressed the larger-than-average crowd of about 100, thanking seniors Marvin Grant (who wrestled at 184 pounds), Murray, LoBuono-Gonzalez, along with Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez and Mohammed Ali, who didn’t compete at the match.

After a Davis loss and forfeit to open the contest, Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez stepped up against a Wildcat wrestler with his team already down 12-0.

Fifty seconds into the first round, LoBuono-Gonzalez got low, wrapped his arms around his opponent’s thighs, and pile drove him thunderously into the mat.

The Blue Devil then got on top of his man, who was still on the ground, like a police officer arresting a suspect.

The Franklin wrestler clawed for the edge of the arena while struggling under the strength of LoBuono-Gonzalez until the round ran out.

The next two rounds were more of the same as LoBuono-Gonzalez dominated his opponent but failed to make the most of his advantageous positions and took only four points from the match by virtue of a major decision.

“Elias got a chance to get out there (Wednesday) and win his match,” Brown said. “We knew it was going to be a tough one.”

The 12-4 deficit at that point was as close as DHS would get as Franklin went on to score 48 consecutive points until Murray made quick work of his man in the final match of the night.

Despite the loss, Brown still found a silver lining.

“Immediately after a big loss like this, it is hard to sometimes see the positives, but there were some positive things we did out there (Wednesday),” Brown said. “This is the meat part of our season — (matches against) Franklin, Monterrey Trail (and) Elk Grove. This is where we’re going to find out what we’re about. We’ve beaten Laguna Creek. We’ve beaten Grant. That’s good. Now we’re getting a chance to get out here against the top dogs in our section and see where we’re at.”

Notes: Adrian LoBuono-Gonzalez, a 126-pound standout, remained out with a rib cartilage injury that has plagued him for the past 10 days. … The Devils will return to action this weekend at the Tim Brown Tournament in Sacramento.

— Reach Evan Ream at eream@davisenterprise.net or follow him on Twitter @EvanReam.

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Evan Ream graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ore. He loves soccer more than any person rationally should. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly
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