LOUISBURG — Nancy Sinatra went to the top of the charts in 1966, thanks to songwriter Lee Hazelwood’s “These Boots Were Made for Walking.”
Wrestlers from Corinth Holders did a little walking of their own Tuesday night, and thanks to 10 Louisburg forfeits, walked all over the Warriors, 78-6 in a Northern Carolina 2A Conference showdown.
The Pirates took advantage of the absences in the Warriors’ lineup and wrestling head-to-head matches only at 145-, 152-, 160- and 170-pounds to stay at the top of the NCC with a 3-0 worksheet while improving to 19-2 overall.
The entire match, not including the Pirates’ parade of walkovers, took only 15 and a half minutes in mat time, with all four competitive matches ending in pin.
Louisburg stunned the Pirates in the opening bout, which saw Darrien Brown rally from deficits of 8-4 and 10-7 in stopping Corinth Holders’ first 100-match winner in the short history of the program, Tyler Sigler, in midway though their bout at 145.
After that, the Pirates dominated the Warriors, allowing a total of three technical match points over the final contested bouts.
Matt Duncan built a 12-2 lead before scoring a fall in 5:37 at 152; Charlie Gray amassed an 11-1 cushion en route to a pin 3:05 at 160 and Dillon Brennan took his opponent straight to his back, recording a fall in 43 seconds at 170.
Picking up forfeit wins were Dillon Barton (182), Will Floyd (195), Elijah Harris (220), Jared Johnson (285), Darius Dunn (106), Dustin Brennan (120), Greg Alford (126), Nick Pulliam (132) and Cameron Brewer (138).