North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

January 23, 2014

Wrestling: No. 5 (1A-4A) Fultondale 35, No. 10 (5A) Mortimer Jordan 34

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

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.

Full results:

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.