Spartan grapplers start season
South Caldwell’s wrestling team opened its season by winning a pair of matches in the Indian Duals at St. Stephens High School this week.
The Spartans competed in five matches, going 2-3 with a lineup that was filled with freshmen getting their first taste of varsity experience.
Cameron Chapman won all five of his matches – four by pin and one by technical fall – to pace the Spartans. Sean Faro also had three wins by pinfall en route to a 4-1 record at the dual meet, while Stevens Sessoms was victorious in three matches.
South Caldwell topped county rival West Caldwell 54-24 by winning 10 matches, including four by forfeit. Chapman, Faro, Preston Huffman and Colby McNeil all won by pinfall for the Spartans.
Kalob Houck, Michael Lowe, Grant Barnette and Jacob Houck had the four wins for the Warriors, all by pins.
The Spartans dropped a 48-36 decision to North Iredell. The Raiders posted eight victories by pins to claim the win. Chapman had a pin in the match, and South’s other six victories came from forfeits.
St. Stephens, a conference opponent of South’s, handled the Spartans by a 63-16 margin. Chapman and Faro each won by pinfall, and Sessoms had a win by major decision. The Indians won 10 of their 11 matches by pins.
South took a 47-36 triumph against Chase, winning seven matches by pin. Faro, Will Barlow, Dalton Teague, Colby McNeil, Ryan Oxford, Kyle Hartley and Preston Huffman all had a win by pin, with Chapman claiming a technical fall victory.
The Spartans dropped a 58-18 decision to Davie County, which had 10 pinfall victories. Chapman earned a win by pinfall, with Faro and Sessoms claiming decisions over their opponents.
South Caldwell hits the mat again Dec. 1 when it competes in the Jamie Tuttle Invitational at Hibriten High School.