Southampton wrestlers win 48-27

Published 10:43 am Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Southampton High School wrestler Cody Durham, on top, pressures Sussex's Shabre Judkins in the 145-pound weight class during a home match Tuesday. Durham won with a pin 56 seconds into the third period.

COURTLAND—Southampton High School wrestlers proved to be the more seasoned team in a non-district match-up with Sussex Central, defeating Sussex 48-27 on Tuesday at home.

“Considering we didn’t get to practice over the break, I think the guys did well,” said Southampton’s Wrestling Coach Vernon Bryant.

Daiquon Fenner got Southampton off to a good start with a pin over Carlos Garrett in the 125-pound weight class in 57 seconds. In the second match, Southampton’s Stevie Ezzell fell to Alvin Giles in the 130-weight class.

In the 135-weight class Edward Artis pinned Southampton’s Adam Williams with 9 seconds left in the first period. Southampton’s Charles Andrew lost by 1 point to DeQuan Givensas after the match came to a decision after three periods in the 140-weight class.

“I see a lot of things we have to work on,” said Bryant. “We had a lot of guys that were bumped up in weight classes. ”

Southampton’s Cody Durham won his match in the 145-weight class over Shabre Judkins with a pin 56 seconds into the third period. Mitchell Gary — in his first match of the season — pinned Sussex’s Terrell Harris with 29 seconds expiring off the clock in the 152-weight class.

Southampton forfeited the next two matches to Sussex. Billy Dodds picked up the win for the 160-weight class and Altenig Flowers was declared the winner for the 171-weight class.

Southampton picked up wins in the last five matches. In the 189-weight class, Jarvis Lucas won by forfeit. In the 215-weight class, Southampton’s Trevoris Evans pinned Marcus Sykes with 8 seconds left in the first period.

In the 285-weight class, Bryan Mabrey won by forfeit. Also winning by forfeit was Kara Roberts in the 103-weight class and Sequan Fenner in the 112-weight class.

“We are going to come back the rest of the week and go over our mistakes,” said Bryant. “We should do a lot better on Saturday. We will move forward and lose some more weight.”

Southampton will compete at the Franklin Tournament on Saturday, which starts at 8 a.m.