Chieftains fall to Panthers and Hornets

MCCOMB — Three Hopewell-Loudon wrestlers posted a 2-0 record, but the Chieftains fell 0-2 with losses to McComb and Cory Rawson Wednesday in a Blanchard Valley Conference triangular.

The Chieftains fell in a close dual to McComb 29-28 before the Hornets routed H-L 57-18.

Caden Crawford led H-L with a forfeit win against McComb and a pin over the Hornets’ 132-pounder Daniel White in 1:47. Blake Hoover (106) and Kole Freeman (113) each had a pair of forfeit wins.

In the McComb dual, H-L’s Caleb Hinton (170) took a 10-2 decision over Auston Ratliff. Levi Kuhn added a win with a pin. The 182-pounder got the fall in 4:30 against Kahle Ferguharson.