COWETA -Miami jumped out to a 30-6 lead but couldn't hold on as Coweta rallied for a 45-36 victory in a high school wrestling match.
“We wrestled well - they are not a bad team,” Miami coach Justin Gibson said.
The Wardogs won five of the first six matches by fall, but managed just six points the rest of the way.
A forfeit win at 189 allowed the Tigers to tie the match at 36-36, then they took the lead with a first-period pin at 215.
Coweta nailed down the win when A.J. Brown eked out a 4-3 decision against Curtis Chambers at heavyweight.
Tim Hall, Bryson Williams, Jon Smith, Colby Anderson and Blaine Fields logged pins for the Wardogs to help stake them to the early lead. Anderson's came at 1:03 of the first period, Hall's at 1:00 and Fields got his at the 41-second mark.
Jacob Brewer was up 7-2, but was reversed and pinned. Eli Marquez also was pinned, narrowing the gap to 30-18.
Jed Gibson got Miami's last points with a second-period pin over the Tigers' Blake Harris.
Miami travels to Anderson, Mo., tonight to face McDonald County High School.