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Moore League Wrestling: Millikan, Lakewood On Top Of Standings

Millikan and Lakewood both moved to 2-0 in the Moore League on Thursday.

Millikan vs. Long Beach Poly
The Rams fended off a solid Jackrabbits squad for a pair of key league wins. The Millikan boys won 50-24, and the girls won 48-30. WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

“I thought it was going to be a big match and it was,” Millikan coach Marshall Thompson said. “Their kids really wanted to win. They fought really hard, and our kids did too. I don’t know what it was, maybe our experience, or the fact that we’ve been winning and it’s hard to break though that. I’m just really proud of our group.”

In the last eight days, Millikan has defeated Wilson and Poly— the second and third place teams in league last year.

The Millikan boys trailed 18-17 before winning seven of the final eight matches of the night. Diego Laverde, Trevor Thompson, Robert Pallares, John Mata and Edwin Samayoa all had pins for the Rams. Jeremy Lavery, Chang Lo and Andrew De Los Santos had pins for Poly.

The Millikan girls never trailed, but Poly pulled even at 24-24 with five matches left. A second-round pin from Samantha Rubio clinched the victory with forfeit wins in the upper weight classes. Peyton Roberts, Isabella Moreno, Allison Doppenberg and Tru Jones also had pins for the Rams. Jaylene Pasaphant Angie Mosley and Julissa Lara had pins for Poly.

Lakewood vs. Wilson
The Lancers boys team used a big comeback on the road to beat the Bruins 37-30. The Wilson girls beat Lakewood 66-6.

Lakewood erased an early deficit in the boys battle despite missing starters due to injury, and key victories from Kai O’Campo, Elias Galvan, Todd Richardson, Jetro Preciado and Jovanni Olmos carried the young Lancers to victory. Lakewood had one senior, four juniors, four sophomores and four freshman in its lineup.

Cabrillo vs. Jordan/Compton
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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.