Gage Moorman

Centerville's Gage Moorman tries to get a pin during a dual at Chariton.

BLOOMFIELD — The Big Reds made their second trip to Davis County this season, returning with better results the second time around. Centerville picked up a pair of dual wins defeating Clarke 45-33 and Knoxville 46-36.

With Centerville’s annual Mike Halupnick Invitational just around the corner, six Big Reds gained some momentum on Thursday by going 2-0 on the night. Brady Clark and Peyton Sales were Centerville’s only two wrestlers to get two pins.

In their first dual against Clarke, Centerville held a 30-24 lead with each side given up points for open weights. The Big Reds would then win three of the five matches to win the dual.

Otis Williams won a 9-6 decision over Clarke’s Tyler Binning at 182 pounds while Brady Clark (285 pounds) and Peyton Sales (113 pounds) snatched first round pins against their respective opponents.

Centerville second dual of the night required a heck of a comeback. Three open weights and three pins against in the first seven matches found Centerville trailing Knoxville 36-6.

The Big Reds dominated the remainder of the dual earning 43 unanswered points to get the win. Clark and Sales along with No. 1 (Class 2A) Matthew Lewis and No. 3 Nathaniel Genobana (Class 2A) picked up pins. Knoxville surrendered 12 points to two open weights while Gage Moorman would cap the night off by securing the win with an 8-0 major decision over Knoxville’s Jax Bellon.

With the sweep, Centerville improves their dual record to 7-9 this season.

An impending winter storm has caused some juggling of Centerville’s annual Mike Halupnick Invitational. The tournament is now slated to start on Saturday at 12 p.m. but a final decision on if the tournament will be cancelled will be made Saturday morning at 7 a.m.

Centerville 45, Clarke 33

152: Lucas Henderson (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 160: Matt Logsdon (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 170: Jonathan Bair (Clarke) over Unknown (For.); 182: Otis Williams (Centerville) over Tyler Binning (Clarke) (Dec 9-6); 195: Jake Smith (Clarke) over Peyton Russell (Centerville) (Dec 2-1); 220: Taven Floyd (Clarke) over Unknown (For.); 285: Brady Clark (Centerville) over Jairus Davis (Clarke) (Fall 1:11); 106: Ethan Domina (Clarke) over Unknown (For.); 113: Peyton Sales (Centerville) over Dakota Grow (Clarke) (Fall 0:46); 120: Chris Bowen (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 126: Matthew Lewis (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 132: Nathaniel Genobana (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 138: Riley Domina (Clarke) over Mason Haskell (Centerville) (Fall 0:54); 145: Colby Wilken (Clarke) over Unknown (For.)

Centerville 46, Knoxville 36

145: Lucas Henderson (Centerville) over Koby Gordon (Knoxville) (Fall 2:49); 152: Nash Linsley (Knoxville) over Matt Logsdon (Centerville) (Fall 0:55); 160: Cael Hollinrake (Knoxville) over Unknown (For.); 170: Eli Hamilton (Knoxville) over Unknown) (For.); 182: Ben Brewster (Knoxville) over Otis Williams (Centerville) (Fall 0:19); 195: Coby Meyer (Knoxville) over Unknown (For.); 220: Nyan Baker (Knoxville) over Peyton Russell (Centerville) (Fall 4:30); 285: Brady Clark (Centerville) over Milo Johnston (Knoxville) (Fall 1:10); 106: Emily Lewis (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 113: Peyton Sales (Centerville) over Jordan Brandon (Knoxville) (Fall 2:45); 120: Chris Bowen (Centerville) over Unknown (For.); 126: Matthew Lewis (Centerville) over Sean Collins (Knoxville) (Fall 0:50); 132: Nathaniel Genobana (Centerville) over Hunter Shives (Knoxville) (Fall 0:28); 138: Gage Moorman (Centerville) over Jax Bellon (Knoxville) (MD 8-0)

Colin Peters is a sports reporter for the Daily Iowegian. He can be reached at cpeters@dailyiowegian.com or by calling the newsroom at 641-856-6336. Follow him on Twitter @ColinPetersDI.

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Colin Peters has been a sports writer at the Daily Iowegian since May 2017