The North Lincoln Knights wrestling team avenged last yearâ€™s loss to Polk Co. with a 55-16 victory Friday night.
The Wolverines were Southern Foothills 1A Conference champions last season.
The Knights will visit Highland Tech on Wednesday, then will host Hendersonville on Friday. They will also host the SF 1A on Jan. 29.
North Lincoln is 12-6 overall, 2-0 SF 1A Conference. The Knights have nine wrestlers that are undefeated (2-0) in the conference.
The top three wrestlers are: Derrick Hanks at 21-4, Arron Licourt 21-5 and Justin Mintun at 17-7. The team has 10 wrestlers that have amassed 11 wins or more on the season.
North Lincoln 55 Polk Co. 16
103 Derrick Hanks (NL) Pinned Jared Culbreth (PC), 112 Arron Licourt (NL) Forfeit, 119 Cody Innes (NL) Forfeit, 125 Brian Gentry (NL) M Dec 16-5 M. Marlow (PC), 130 Chad Saunders (NL) Pinned B. Highsmith, 135 J. Edwards (PC) Dec 0-11 Austin Malmberg (NL), 140 N. Singogo (PC) Pinned Wes Suitor (NL), 145 A. Ollis (PC) Pinned Josh Weddle (NL), 152 Brian Funk (NL) Dec 7-1 D. Finney (PC), 160 Jacob Smith (NL) Pinned A. Kleck (PC), 171 Greg Ficham (NL) Pinned T. Zeiler (PC), 189 Scott Wallace (NL) Dec 8-6 B. Jones (PC), 215 Aaron Mintun (NL) Dec 6-2 S. Cantral (PC), Hwt Justin Mintun (NL) Pinned L. Watkins (PC).
by John Mark Brooks