SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team got an opportunity to see exactly where it stands Tuesday night, wrestling the top-ranked Farmington.
The undefeated Knights have won Missouri Class 3A for the last two years and were ranked No. 1 in this year's preseason poll. Sikeston lost the match 53-21, but coach Chris Moore, who was filling in for Chris Hodgkiss, was pleased with the effort.
"Last year they beat us 84-0," Moore pointed out. "This year we wrestled a lot better. We just came up a little short."
Due to injuries, Sikeston had to forfeit the 135 and heavyweight classes, giving away 12 crucial points.
In the 103 division, Sikeston's Jeremy Freeman pinned Farmington's Robert Moss in 2:38. At 112, Sikeston's Cody Ryan lost by pin to Farmington's Travis Krause in 1:42.
In the 119 class, Sikeston's Adam Miller pinned Farmington's Doug Seers in 5:55. Sikeston's Kyle Weeks pinned Farmington's Kevin King in 1:24 in the 125 division.
At 130, Sikeston's Cleveland Anthony lost a 9-4 decision to Farmington's Marcus Hoehn. In the 135 class, Sikeston forfeited to Farmington's Jamie Faulken.
At 140, Sikeston's Cody Weeks was pinned by Farmington's Seth Robinson in 1:53. In the 145 division, Sikeston's John Cartner lost a 6-18 decision to Farmington's Ricky Bigham. In the 152 class, Sikeston's Scotty Keenan defeated Farmington's Amos Hendricks by a score of 8-6.
At 160, Sikeston's Jackie Cowley was pinned by Farmington's Daren Johnson in 1:03. At 171, Sikeston's Ross Meredith lost by pin to former Sikeston resident Dustin Wiles in 1:05.
In the 189 division, Sikeston's Scott Heuiser was pinned by Farmington's Michael Hahn in 1:19, then in the 215 class, Sikeston's Stewart Carraway lost to Farmington's Nathan Spain by a score of 18-6.
Sikeston forfeited the heavyweight class to Farmington's Jared Bonnell.
In the junior varsity match, Farmington defeated Sikeston 56-18. Sikeston winners were Shay May, Darius Butler and Ross Cummins.
Sikeston (1-1) will host Carbondale next Wednesday.