ROBBINS, N.C. — Richmond Senior High School’s wrestling team competed in its second match of the season last Friday, winning one non-conference match.
The Raiders and first-year head coach Andre’ Ellerbe traveled to North Moore High School to wrestle the host Mustangs, non-conference Voyager Academy and Sandhills Athletic Conference opponent Scotland High School.
Richmond fell to North Moore 42-33, before also losing to Scotland 42-24. The Raiders used a lot of forfeits to defeat Voyager 48-6.
“We wrestled better on Friday,” Ellerbe said. “We had some mishaps with equipment, but we came out and represented the Green and Gold to the best of our ability.
“Some members on our team had family issues this past week, but we came together and put up a much better showing and came closer to achieving our goals,” he added. “The wrestler of the week Aiden Rountree, who busted his nose and still came out on top in his match against North Moore.”
Rountree (126-pounds) earned Richmond’s first three points against North Moore in a 12-7 minor decision win over Justin Welch.
Three other Raiders earned six points each with a pinfall victory in their matches against their Mustang opponent. They were Jaxson Martin (132-pounds) over Colton Freeman, Naaman Perakis (138-pounds) against Roston Chavis and Amir Martin (160-pounds) in his match with Jason Hodges.
Jackson Hamilton (170-pounds) and K’Mauri Morgan (195-pounds) both had forfeit wins in their weight class to get Richmond’s final 12 points against the Mustangs.
In their match against Scotland, the Raiders used two pinfall wins and two forfeits to collect their 24 points. Brandon Pridgen (145-pounds) and Amir Martin (160-pounds) didn’t have an opponent to wrestle.
Perakis (138-pounds) collected his second pin of the night with a first-round victory over Marcel Martin, and Morgan (195-pounds) held Luke Collins to the mat for a win.
Richmond (2-3, 0-2 SAC) will return to action at Hoke County High School for another SAC match on Tuesday.