Controlling the match

Conner Calfee controls his 170-pound match against Fort Payne Tuesday night. Calfee won via pin to help Scottsboro win the dual match 48-28.


The Scottsboro wrestling team showed that it's not how you start but how you finish that's important.

After falling behind by 16 points, Scottsboro stormed back to post a 48-28 dual-match victory over visiting rival Fort Payne Tuesday night at Carter Gymnasium.

The Wildcats rattled off five straight weight class match victories and won seven of the last eight to secure the win. The victory improved the Scottsboro to 3-3 in dual matches on the season.

The Wildcats lone win in the first five matches was a first-period pin from 113-pounder Clinton Stewart (15-7) while Fort Payne built a 22-6 lead. But Aaron Clark's (9-9) win via pin in the 145-pound weight class match started Scottsboro's comeback. 

Tanner Shelton (5-8) at 152, Conner Calfee (14-2) at 160 and Damian Ramirez (19-2) at 170 all posted wins via first-period pins while Kolton Clark (19-0) won via forfeit to move Scottsboro in front 36-22 with three matches remaining.

Fort Payne won the 195-pound match to pull within 36-28, but Scottsboro's Caleb Anderson's (13-6) second-period win via pin at 220 sealed the dual victory for the Wildcats. Levi Hall (15-4) picked up a forfeit for Scottsboro at 285 to close the dual.

Scottsboro hosts the Scottsboro Duals Thursday starting at 9 a.m. at Carter Gymnasium.


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