Oak Mountain wrestlers fall in season opener

Five Oak Mountain High School wrestlers won their individual weight-class matches, but the Eagles fell 46-24 to Hoover in their season-opening meet Nov. 16.

Oak Mountain junior Jesse Smith pinned Hoover’s Payton Garlington in the 103-pound match. Oak Mountain 112-pound freshman Jake Smith earned a 4-3 decision over Hoover’s Matthew Moates.

Jared Woodall, Oak Mountain’s 160-pound senior, pinned Hoover’s Luke Umphrey. Oak Mountain senior Josh Greer earned a 9-7 decision in overtime in the 189-pound match against Hoover’s Michael Kennedy, who finished runner-up at the Class 6A state meet last season.

Oak Mountain 215-pound senior Adam Beaton pinned Hoover’s Jacob Thomas.

Complete meet results are listed below.

103 – Jesse Smith, Oak Mountain pin Payton Garlington, Hoover.

112 – Jake Smith, Oak Mountain dec. Matthew Moates, Hoover, 4-3.

119 – Clay Moates, Hoover tech. fall Jacob Parker, Oak Mountain, 15-0.

125 – Michael Bond, Hoover dec. Tanner Moon, Oak Mountain, 7-4.

130 – Mark Garlington, Hoover win by forfeit.

135 – Parker Grissom, Hoover dec. Reid Bishop, Oak Mountain, 8-7.

140 – Jackson Poe, Hoover tech fall Vincent Kimbrough, Oak Mountain, 16-0.

145 – Rush Hall, Hoover pin Evan Fortson, Oak Mountain.

152 – Spencer Reynolds, Hoover pin Lucas Moore, Oak Mountain.

160 – Jared Woodall, Oak Mountain pin Luke Umphrey, Hoover.

171 – Carl Brown, Hoover pin Justin Woodall, Oak Mountain.

189 – Josh Greer, Oak Mountain dec. Michael Kennedy, Hoover 9-7 (OT).

215 – Adam Beaton, Oak Mountain pin Jacob Thomas, Hoover.

285 – Eddie Foster, Hoover pin Chris Richmond, Oak Mountain.