Facing off against one of the most successful programs in Class 4A Thursday night, the Plainview Indians found the going tough in the big city.

Facing off against one of the most successful programs in Class 4A Thursday night, the Plainview Indians found the going tough in the big city.

The Tuttle Tigers flexed their muscles on the mat, as they easily won 75-3 against the Indians in a non-district dual at Tuttle High School on Homecoming night. 

Tuttle entered the dual ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, as well as No. 11 in the nation according to Flowrestling.com. 

“We’re very proud of our wrestlers and the effort they gave tonight,” Plainview assistant coach Devin Martinez said. “It would have been easy to be intimidated by the 10-time defending 4A dual state champions, but we went in with confidence and gave them everything we had.” 

“Obviously the score doesn’t reflect our performance,” Martinez added. “Even though we lost, we did a lot of good things. A lot of these kids are first or second year wrestlers and we couldn’t be more proud of the progress they are making.” 

In the 106 pound match, Jhobany Sanchez was pinned, before Reece Bennet was also pinned in his match at 113 pounds.

At 120 pounds, Nick Vercelli put up a strong fight, but was eventually defeated 5-3, against Garrett Seidley, the defending Class 4A individual state champion. 

Adam Fuller was pinned in his match at 126 pounds, with RJ Gann being defeated via pin at 132 pounds.

Brandon Wilson was pinned in the 138 pound match, before Plainview had a forfeit at 145 pounds.

Chade Maib and Blue Norman were each pinned in their respective matches at 152 and 160 pounds, before Lane Johnson was pinned at 170 pounds.

Jeston Gilliam got the lone victory of the evening for the Indians, as he claimed a 9-5 victory in the 182 pound match.

“Jeston is such a great kid with a great work ethic,” Martinez said. 

“He might be just a freshman, but he has emerged as a leader.” 

Plainview was forced to forfeit matches at 195, 220 and Heavyweight.

The Indians will be back in action this weekend at the Southern Oklahoma Invitational tournament which will take place at Duncan High School.