EHS Wrestling

Enterprise wrestlers Zach McFarland, left, and Colby Clark, right, both qualified for the state wrestling tournament last weekend.

The Enterprise High School wrestling team traveled to Montgomery on Feb. 7-8 to compete in Class 7A’s South Sectionals and both sophomore Zach McFarland and senior Colby Clark qualified for the state tournament later this week.

To earn a trip to the state tournament a wrestler must finish in the top four of his/her respective weight class. McFarland finished as the 113-pound division’s runner up, while Clark took fourth place at 195 pounds.

Clark and McFarland have been leaders for EHS wrestling all season and that didn’t change at sectionals.

McFarland – who is headed to the state tournament for the second consecutive year – picked up a 15-0 win over Baker’s Brantley Odom in the second round after earning a first round bye.

In the semifinals, McFarland defeated Oak Mountain’s Kirk Smitherman by a score of 7-2 before losing to Thompson’s Yanni Vines in the championship match by a score of 12-3.

Clark also picked up a first-round bye and then defeated Benjamin Bazzell of Baker via pinfall before losing to Thompson’s Michael Jackson via pinfall in the semifinals.

In the semifinals of the consolation bracket, Clark defeated Smith Station’s Michael Mellage 19-7.

In the third-place match, Clark fell to Oak Mountain’s Jacob Payne in a 4-2 decision to finish in fourth place overall.

At 106 pounds, Cody Kirk received a bye in the opening round and then knocked off Fairhope’s Till Rogers in a 7-6 decision. In the semifinals, Kirk fell to Camden Tipton of Oak Mountain by pinfall and then lost to Auburn’s Blake Byerley in the semifinals of the consolation bracket by pinfall.

Brenden Clark lost to Hoover’s Brock Metcalf in the first round of the 126-pound division. Brenden Clark received a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket and then lost to Central-Phenix City’s William Miles by pinfall in the second round of the consolation bracket.

At 132 pounds Terrance Brown lost to Hoover’s Liam Harrell by pinfall in the first round and lost by pinfall to Central’s Zachary Farrar in the first round of the consolation bracket.

Loriah Castro lost to Thompson’s Wilson Kennedy by pinfall in the first round of the 138-pound division and then received a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket. She lost to Eduando Ortiz of Central in the second round by pinfall.

Xavier Torre competed at 152 pounds and lost to Foley’s Hayden Allen in the opening round before receiving a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket. He lost by forfeit to Auburn’s Shawn McGowin in the second round of the consolation bracket.

Nathan Schmidt lost in the first round of the 160-pound division to Tuscaloosa County’s Triquavion Jones by pinfall and then lost to Auburn’s Grayson Ryland by pinfall in the first round of the consolation bracket.

Lucas Hale lost to by pinfall to Baker’s Gabriel Randolph in the opening round of the 170-pound division and then received a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket. Hale also lost to Oak Mountain’s Zach Hauck in the second round.

At 220 pounds, Carson Phillips lost to Tuscaloosa County’s Brylan Beasley by pinfall in the first round and then received a bye in the first round of the consolation bracket. Phillips lost to R.E. Lee’s Rondarius Webb in the second round.

Dakotah Barber defeated Baker’s Eriten Kwizera in the opening round of the 285-pound division but lost to Foley’s Brodie Brunson in the quarterfinals. He also lost to Hoover’s Edwin Lagos in the second round of the consolation bracket.

Colby Clark and McFarland will compete in the state tournament in Huntsville on Feb. 14-15.

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