There were a few bright spots for the Tigers. Senior Colin Pasque, who at No. 5 at 138 pounds is NHS’ only ranked wrestler, pinned Southmoore’s Isaiah Wright to give the Tigers their first bout win of the night. Junior Isaiah Davis earned a fall in his match against Blake Haynes. Jake Stinson also earned a pin at 285 pounds, and Nigel Jollifie picked up a win for the Tigers.
For NHS, it was a much-needed night of development against a talented SaberCats squad, one that Maynes said is one of the better teams in the state.
“They may be one of the most underrated teams out there,” he said. “They’re consistent across all the weights and they have their workhorses too, some state qualifiers and champions.”
Next up for NHS is a tournament at Putnam City, which begins today and runs through Saturday.