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Unsung wrestlers step up to help DHS improve to 2-0

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DHS' Tanner Carr, in blue, grapples with a Grant wrestler on Wednesday in the Blue Devils' 42-30 win over the Pacers in a Delta Valley Conference match on Wednesday. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | January 16, 2014 |

On a night when Davis High’s most notable wrestlers didn’t compete — either due to injury or an opponent’s forfeit — some of the unheralded Blue Devils stepped up to propel the team to a 42-30 win over Grant High at The Cage.

Junior Marquis Turner (152 pounds) and sophomore Tanner Carr (160) both stood out in dominating victories, helping DHS improve to 2-0 in Delta Valley Conference play.

“We had a lot of guys out (Wednesday) with injuries,” said Devil coach Ty Brown. “Adrian (LoBuono-Gonzalez) was down (Wednesday). Connor (Spann) was down (Wednesday). To get some of those younger guys in and to get them a chance in a meet to get some experience, I thought was awesome.”

The night started out relatively uneventfully as the teams traded forfeits for the first two weight classes to tie the match at 6-6 early. Grant was able to bring only nine wrestlers to Davis.

The first contested match wasn’t much more exciting than the forfeits as local senior Elias LoBuono-Gonzalez easily pinned his opponent right off the bat, earning the win with 30.7 seconds left in the first period. The Blue Devil 126-pounder spent the entirety of the match pummeling his opponent into the mat.

After losses from DHS sophomore Sienna Martinez (132) — one of the Devils’ promising young female wrestlers who actually took her opponent to the second round — and 10th-grader Robert Hughes (145), along with a Grant forfeit, the match was tied at 18-18.

Then, up stepped Turner. Though he was a head taller than his opposite number, when both wrestlers got into their stances, Turner was lower.

The lanky junior used the leverage to his advantage, easily taking down the stockier Grant wrestler and pinning him for the win with 6.4 seconds left to go in the first round.

“I thought Marquis was fantastic (Wednesday),” Brown said. “We really, really appreciate what he was able to do. He was sick last week; he had a root canal, so being able to get him back on the mat (Wednesday) was big for us.”

With his team up 24-18, Carr made no mistake. His opponent lunged at him immediately, but Carr dodged it, using the Pacer’s momentum against him to get an easy fall.

From there, Carr wore down his opponent, who spent most of the bout curled up in the fetal position before the Devil wrestler finished him off midway through the second round. The win put the match out of reach for Grant, which was forced to forfeit the final two weight classes.

Davis will return to play this weekend in the Armijo Invitational before resuming DVC league play Jan. 22 against Franklin.

— 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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