Yuma wrestlers dominate in final home match

Yuma High School’s boys wrestling team definitely went out in style Friday night in The Pit.

The Indians rolled Dolores Huerta Prep 50-9 in their last home match of the 2021 season.
They are in Greeley today for duals against University and Platte Valley, and have a huge dual at county-rival Wray on Thursday, February 25.
Coach Kyle Newton’s crew dominated from start to finish on Parents’ Night.
Blaze Brophy got it going with a 11-0 major decision at 138, followed by Trey Stegman’s 9-1 major decision at 145, which was followed by Tyler Allen continuing to shine at 152 with a third-period pin at the 5 minutes, 45 seconds mark.
Yahir Trejo got back in the winner’s circle with a quick pin, 1:28, at 160, and Louden Blach got another quick one, 1:16 at 170. Kevin Hermosillo followed with a 7-2 decision at 182. Kallen Blach wrestled tough in a 6-0 loss at 195, but Jose Ruiz wasted little time in picking up a win at 220 with a 36-second pin.
Brandon Mendoza continued his big senior season with a pin, 2:59, at 285. John Smith kept it going with an 8-5 decision.
Braden Smith returned from injury just in time for one final match in The Pit, and he made it count with a third-period pin, 5:37, at 132.
It was the final matches in The Pit for seniors Blaze Brophy, Louden Blach, Brandon Mendoza and Braden Smith, and all went out with a victory.
The Indians are something like 13-1 in duals in a season in which they only wrestle duals.