Opelika Wrestling 2-0 on Senior Night

Coach Jim Davis’s recap of the night:

Tonight we hosted the Prattville Lions and Reeltown Rebels in the friendly confines of MainStreet Gym here on the Beautiful Opelika High School campus.
Tonight was Senior Night so Coach Davis implored all the Dawgs to give their absolute best efforts so our lone Senior, Adam Phillips, would have a great memory of his last time to wrestle in MainStreet and the Dawgs responded. 
Our first duel was against the Lions who were a few men short in their lineup therefore we had only 8 real matches and received 24 points in forfeits from the Lions. The Dawgs still won 6 of the 8 matches and took a 60-12 victory to the locker room while we waited on Prattville and Reeltown to wrestle. 
In our second Dual, we faced off against the Reeltown Rebels. The Rebels also came in a few men short of a full lineup and ended up giving us 36 points in forfeits, but of the 6 matches wrestled, our Dawgs put the whooping on the Rebels shutting them out 69-0. 
The 2-0 night brings our season record to 10-12 with only three matches left in the regular season. We travel to Auburn Thursday night to face the talented Tigers, a strong Homewood Patriots bunch, and the very tough Russell County Warriors squad. After Thursday’s quad match, our regular season comes to a close and we will begin preparing for the AHSAA State  Traditional Championship Tournament. 
Tonights top individual performances:

  • 195 # Jack Pritchard was 2-0 with a pin and an injury default win scoring 12 points
  • 120# Brayden Wilson was 2-0 scoring 12 points
  • 152# Keon Brazier was 2-0 scoring 12 team points with 2 pins
  • 106# Derrick Hoyett was 2-0 scoring 9 points with 1 pin
  • 113# Pedro Cabrera had 1 pin and scored 12 team points
  • 182# Ari Brogdon finished with 12 points and a pin
  • Honored Senior 138# Adam Phillips was 2-0 with 12 points and 1 pin. 
  • 145# Logan Sheridan scored a pin and 12 points
  • 220# Jaylin Thomas scored 6 points
  • 220# Maleik Simpson scored 6 points with a pin while wrestling up in the Heavyweight class
  • 195# McKenzie Felder was 1-0 with a pin and 6 points
  • 182# Calvin Fenn scored 6 points 
  • 170# Teotl Heredia scored 6 points

It was good mat time for all the Dawgs this evening. Hope to see you as many of you rabid Dawgs fans in Auburn as physical distancing and Covid restrictions will allow. 
Go Dawgs!!!!

photoJim Davis
US/World History Teacher/Head Wrestling Coach/Asst Football Coach

Opelika Boys Basketball Heart Breaker

In a hard played game, Opelika fell short in the last seconds of the game. With 11 seconds on the clock with Opelika trailing 63 to 66 against Eufaula, Jayden Cooper got the ball and pulled up and hit a 3 pointer. Eufaula ran down the court and throw the ball up from the right side over 3 Opelika defenders. The ball bounced around the goal and fell in with “0” on the clock giving Eufaula the win.

2021-01-19 Boys BB Opelika – Eufaula
2021-01-19 Boys BB Opelika – Eufaula

Opelika Wresting against Auburn & Central

It was great for Coach Davis to give us an update on the matches last night, (1/14/21) Here is his recap:

“Tonight we hosted the Central Red Devils and Auburn Tigers in Main Street Gym of Opelika High School. Our first dual was against the Red Devils squad and they took full advantage of our youth. Central outscored us 60-15. Getting wins for the Dawgs were 113# Pedro Cabrera, 120# Brayden Wilson and 182# Ari Brogdon.

In the second dual, we faced off against the Auburn Tigers and pulled off a 39-24 victory. The scorers for the Dawgs were 106# Derrick Hoyett, 120# Brayden Wilson, 152# Keon Brazier, 160# T’harra Brunson, 182# Landon Willis, and 195# Jack Pritchard.

The Dawgs are now 7-10 on the season. Our next matchups will be next Thursday at Smiths Station. We will return to Smiths on Friday and Saturday for the Smiths Duals tournament.

Go Dawgs!!– “
Jim Davis U.S./World History Instructor Head Varsity Wrestling Coach Head Freshman Football Coach Fellowship of Christian Athletes Co-sponsor Opelika High School Bulldogs Opelika, AL

Congratulations Interim Coach Wesley Button

It was announced today and confirmed by Opelika High Principal Dr. Farrell Seymore, that after the resignation of 1st year Coach Emmanuel Brown that Assistant Coach Wesley Button has been named interim head coach of the boys Opelika High School basketball team. Coach Button has been with the Opelika team for six years. He had also served under OHS Coach John Wadsworth but he moved to Enterprise to take a coaching position at Enterprise High School.

Coach Button will take the team to Auburn High School on 1/5/21 to take on the Baby Tigers.