After suffering its first loss a couple weeks ago, the Tullahoma boys’ team dropped its second match of the year, losing at home 18-9 to Franklin County on Monday.
The Wildcats fell behind early in the first frame and could never dig itself out. In the first set, Tullahoma won just two of the six individual matchups, falling behind 4-2. Franklin County added two points to its score after leading the set in pins, 1,169-1,060, grabbing a 6-2 advantage.
Harley Penn and Joe Pope scored the two wins for Tullahoma in the first set. Penn picked up a 196-182 win over Haley Powell, while Pope defeated Chase Smith 213-187.
Tullahoma followed by winning three individual matches in the second set. The Wildcats also led the set in pins, 1,055-1,003, cutting their deficit down to 9-7.
Josh Frank led off the second set with a win, downing James Walker 217-201. Keegan Hadley followed with a 151-133 victory over Jimmy Shields. Pope closed out the set with a 157-124 win over Smith.
In the final set, Tullahoma only managed two individual wins. The Rebels also led in pins, 1,131-1,008, taking a 15-9 advantage. Franklin County then received the final three points after leading the match in pins, 3,303-3,123, going on to secure the 18-9 victory.
Frank and Penn notched the wins in the final set for Tullahoma. Frank edged Walker 190-187, before Penn defeated Powell 201-179.
Both Tullahoma teams were scheduled to head to Lawrence County on Thursday. As of press time, the results from those matches were unavailable and will be in Wednesday’s issue of The News.
Tullahoma will enjoy a break for a week, before playing host to Franklin County on Dec. 5. Matches are scheduled to get underway at 3:30 p.m.