KIMBERLY — When the fifrth-ranked wrestling team in Class 1A-4A goes to take on the 10th-ranked team in Class 5A, chances are the match will be close.
And so it was with Fultondale at Mortimer Jordan on Thursday night, in a dual matcg that came down to the heavyweights in the last bout of the night.
It took a 5-1 decision by the Wildcats' Roderius Jones over Jordan's Austin Armstrong for Fultondale to lock up a 35-34 victory.
Sean Bateman (120 lbs.) and Gerald Smith (145) recorded pins for the Cats. Austin Grooms (126) and Dante Johnsey (170) won by pin for the Blue Devils.
Fultondale 35, Mortimer Jordan 34
106 lbs.: Timothy Murphree, Fultondale, dec. Braxton Worthington, Mortimer Jordan, 4-3. 113: Dylan Trice, Fultondale, major dec. Cason Jordan, Mortimer Jordan, 9-0. 120: Sean Batemon, Fultondale, pinned Jacob Green, Mortimer Jordan, 3:46. 126: Austin Grooms, Mortimer Jordan, pinned Tony Stephens, Fultondale, 1:22. 132: Jamar Fields, Fultondale, major dec. Andrew Hyche, Mortimer Jordan, 8-0. 138: Lane Lucas, Mortimer Jordan, forfeit. 145: Gerald Smith, Fultondale, pinned Randall Adams, Mortimer Jordan, 1:58. 152: Bragan Swindle, Mortimer Jordan, major dec. Tommy Usher, Fultondale, 16-2. 160: Dylan Swamm, Fultondale, forfeit. 170: Dante Johnsey, Mortimer Jordan, pinned Ryan Johnson, Fultondale, 3:12. 182: Austin Durbin, Fultondale, dec. Cody Skinner, Mortimer Jordan, 13-11 (overtime). 195: Caleb Lyman, Mortimer Jordan, forfeit. 220: David Cole, Mortimer Jordan, forfeit. Hvy: Roderius Jones, Fultondale, dec. Austin Armstrong, Mortimer Jordan, 5-1.