FHC wrestling goes 2-0 against two powerhouse opponents


January is about to come to a close, but that doesn’t mean sports do. On Wednesday, January 25, the varsity wrestling team took on Northview and Kenowa Hills in a mid-week home meet. 

“Last night was closer than I would’ve liked,” head coach Brad Anderson said. “The bottom line is that every point matters and every pin matters. We are a bit shorthanded and so we are trying to plug holes in the dam by moving guys up in weight. I’m glad we won so that we can teach some lessons today and practice some situations.”

The team had just gone up against Northview on Friday, January 20, but this match-up still could be anyone’s game. The Rangers successfully beat the Wildcats 56-12 with a hard-fought win to follow up their 60-6 win the previous week. 

Next up, the team played Kenowa Hills, and although the boys squeaked by with the win, it was a little close for comfort

“The team wrestled great against Northview we had a lot of good wins,” senior Michael Campbell said. “However, we struggled a bit against Kenowa Hills, but we pulled the win out in the end.”

As stated, the team barely got the win out, and they only won by one. The boys beat Kenowa 35-34 in a nail-biting competition that ended on the sixth tiebreaker. Even though the score may have been a little closer than coach Anderson wanted, a win is a win and puts the boys in a great position moving forward with the season. 

As of Wednesday night, the Ranger’s record is 10-7, and after this strong 2-0 performance, it is only a matter of time until fans will see what else this powerhouse team can do. 

The team will be back at it on Saturday, January 28, at 9:00 a.m., as they take on Shelby High School for the Shelby Duals.