After splitting its first home duals of the season last week, the Plainview Indians were hoping for a change of pace Tuesday night against the Madill Wildcats.

After splitting its first home duals of the season last week, the Plainview Indians were hoping for a change of pace Tuesday night against the Madill Wildcats.

Unfortunately, multiple forfeits eventually caught up with the Indians, as Madill claimed a narrow 42-37 victory in the dual at the Plainview practice gymnasium. 

The Indians had to forfeit four matches due to a lack of bodies, something Indians coach Ryan Henning is making no excuses for, adding technique and cardio for his team will help them win more duals during the season

“We have to stay more basic,” he said. “Some of the guys who lost were just out of position. A lot of them just came in from football last week, so we got nine days to get them into shape.”

Jhobany Sanchez started the night out on the right foot for the Indians, winning his match by pin and outscoring Jason Riley 7-2.

After a Plainview forfeit at 113, Reece Bennett continued the winning ways for the Indians with another pin in the first round. Bennett outscored Wylbe Roberts 4-2 before the being pinned.

Nick Vercelli was up next in the 126 weight class, defeating Isaac Eades 9-1. 

RJ Gann made it four straight victories for Plainview, after defeating Keon Christie in the 132 match via fall. 

At the midway point in the evening, the Indians kept on rolling when Brandon Wilson dominated the 138 match pinning Tito Martinez. 

In the sixth match, the Wildcats got back on the board when Damien Ramirez pinned Hunter Inselman in the 145 division. Ramirez was up 2-0 before the pin.

The Indians quickly rebounded in the 152 pound match when Chade Maib pinned Jacob Massey. Maib outscored Massey 2-0 before the pin.

The Wildcats quickly snagged three straight victories, as Colt Crowson pinned Blue Norman in the 160 pound match, with Plainview forfeiting at 170 before Christian Morena pinned Lane Johnson in the 182 match. 

Madill managed to get two more forfeit victories on the evening. 

In the final match of the night, fans were treated to a physical match between Jeston Gilliam and Coty Tweedy at 195. 

Gilliam was slammed to the mat on two separate occasions in the first round, but was able to last all three against Tweedy and pull out the 8-5 victory for the Indians.

Madill coach Jim Love said he was proud his team going on the road and beating a quality opponent like the Indians.

“It is early in the year, and I think both teams will agree, There were some spots where we battled and some where we were disappointed,” he said. “Anytime you beat Plainview around here you have done something, so we are real happy and real proud to come out of here with a victory.”