Gators fall to Zachary in dual meet

Staff reports
St. Amant’s Hakeem Brooks wrestles in the Griffin Open earlier this season.?Brooks won a 14-11 decision over Bryce Bentley in the Gators’ dual with Zachary Wednesday.

GEISMAR – St. Amant fell to Zachary in team points during a dual meet Wednesday at Dutchtown.

The Gators were without nine of regular 14-man roster and forced to forfeit five matches due to injuries.    

St. Amant’s Derrian Paxton, wrestling out of his weight class, won a 12-4  decision over Ben Mason at 119 pounds.

Hakeem Brooks of St. Amant also took a 14-11 decision over Bryce Bentley in the 152 pound weight class, his first varsity win of the season.

The Gators also got win four wins by pins. Alex LaValley dropped Clint Anders in 14 seconds at 125-pounds.

Andrew Allemond pinned Ben McHugh with a pin in 5:47 in the 171-pound weight class and Jeremy Huff dropped Wayne Gray in 2:46 at 189 pounds.

Jamal Laymoun also pinned Kevin Williams in 58 seconds in the heavyweight class.

St. Amant hosts their annual Dual Meet on Jan. 23.