After being on the road for the opening weeks of the season, the Plainview Indians wrestling team got to enjoy the comforts of home Thursday night.

After being on the road for the opening weeks of the season, the Plainview Indians wrestling team got to enjoy the comforts of home Thursday night.

Plainview participated in a triangular against Little Axe and Durant, as they managed to defeat Little Axe before falling against the Lions at the Plainview Activity Center. 

“Overall, a lot of our guys are just coming in from football, so they only had four days of practice,” Plainview coach Ryan Henning said.  “That’s not enough time to get prepared for their first dual. Some guys who just came in from football did the best they could, and other guys need to learn when to bail out.” 

In the opening match of the Little Axe dual, Plainview’s Reece Bennett defeated Justin Thomas 11-0. 

Nick Verceli kept up the strong start for the Plainview as he pinned Kayli Bennett in his match. 

In the third match of the night, Rj Gann pinned Grayson Spires, making it three straight victories for Plainview to open the dual. 

However, Little Axe responded in a big way in the next three matches as Brandon Wilson, Hunter Inselman and Chade Maib were all defeated by fall. 

But, Plainview had plenty of momentum left in the tank to win the team dual as Blue Norman, Lane Johnson and Jeston Gillian each won their matches to seal the victory. 

After winning six of the nine individual match ups against Little Axe, fatigue set in for the team against Durant.

After winning his first match against Little Axe, Bennett was pinned by Durant’s Jared Pierce. 

Nick Verceli won his second match of the evening, winning 10-1 to make it a 9-6 score overall. 

Durant won the next match in a close contest, as Gann lost 3-2 versus Cory Hick.

The Lions then went on a roll reeling off five consecutive pins as Wilson, Inselman, Maib, Norman and Johnson were all defeated. 

Plainview rattled off two more victories to end the night, when Gillian and Adam Griesman winning by pin in their respective weight classes.

The Indians will be back in action Tuesday night as they will host the Madill Wildcats in a dual at the Plainview Little Gym on campus. 

Plainview will then be off until Dec. 13 when the Indians will travel for a dual with Tuttle in Oklahoma City.