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Crockett grapplers go 4-0 to start season

David Crockett High School’s wrestling team has started out on a strong foot, going undefeated through its first four dual matches.
On Dec. 2, Crockett faced Tennessee High and Sullivan East, defeating both with the help of several members of the Pioneer team.
Crockett eked by Tennessee High, winning the meet 40-39. Standout performances included Crockett’s Tanner Honeycutt, who took just 47 seconds to pin his opponent in the 103-pound weight class. Also on top of his game was Dylan Bryant in the 215-pound weight class, where he pinned his opponent in 48 seconds.
Other Pioneers earning pins in the match up included Chris Miller in the 160-pound weight class, Zack Willis in the 145-pound weight class and Matthew Thomas in the 135-pound weight class.
Crockett’s Rico Vaquero took the 130-pound class by forfeit while a majority decision gave Pioneer Tommy Ryan the win over his opponent.
The Pioneers handled Sullivan East in even stronger fashion, taking the meet 48-33.
Posting pins for Crockett were Allen Carter in the 125-pound weight class, Vaquero in the 130-pound weight class, Thomas in the 135-pound weight class, James Mohler in the 152-pound weight class, Jeremiah Rogers in the 171-pound weight class and Bryant in the 215-pound weight class.
Crockett’s Honeycutt and Andrew Acuna won their matches by forfeit.
On Nov. 30, the Pioneers took on Morristown East and Morristown West, defeating both schools by large margins.
In the competition against East, Crockett won 42-36 with help from Vaquero, Thomas, Chris Miller, Rogers and Bryant, all of whom posted pins in their respective weight classes.
Against West, the Pioneers fared even better, winning 52-23.
Crockett’s Jonathan Stone (119), Zane Collins (125), Matthew Thompson (140), Willis (145), Miller (160) and Rogers (171) all recorded pins in the competition.
The Crockett wrestling team is scheduled to take on Volunteer and Virginia High in Church Hill tonight.