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Dominance on the Mat: Allen Eagles Soar to Victory at Frisco Independence Scuffle

The top-ranked team in Class 6A looked every bit the part on Saturday at the Frisco Independence New Year’s Eve Scuffle.

Allen, No. 1 in the state rankings, had eight individual champions and rolled to the team title with 703 1/2 points. Canyon was second with 496 1/2 points, followed by Frisco Reedy (411) and Prosper Walnut Grove (379 1/2).

The Eagles had eight champions during the event — a solid outing before hosting the Texas Outlaw Tournament next weekend.

“It was a fun tournament,” 126-pound champion Kelby Bernard said. “I know next week and the next few weeks we will have more competition.” 

Bernard improved to 21-2 with an 8-0 showing over the two-day tournament. The No. 1-ranked wrestler in the state had four pins and three tech falls before a 17-7 major decision over Prosper Walnut Grove’s Immanuel Gibbs — ranked No. 7 in Class 5A — in the final.

Freshman Maddux Tindal, another No. 1-ranked wrestler, had a 5-0 mark to win the 106-pound division. He had pins in three of the four matches he won — while also getting a forfeit win. He pinned Frisco Reedy’s Isaiah Mathew in the final. 

Another Allen freshman, Cayden Campbell, took first place. The No. 3-ranked wrestler at 113, went secured a title with 6-0 mark. He won five of the six by pins, topping Princeton’s Josh Pineda in 2:26. Pineda is the No. 5-ranked wrestler at 120 pounds in Class 5A.

The Eagles got titles from Jair Jackson-Bey (132) and Javin Jackson-Bey (144)….

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