ROGERS, Ark. — The Seneca Indians started out their season in style Tuesday night with a sweep of Rogers Heritage and Rogers, beating the former 66-12 and the latter 59-11.

Against Heritage, Edgar Banuelos (106 pounds) and Nic Carvajal (126) pinned Grant Smith in 3 minutes, 12 seconds for the only points scored against Seneca.

Otherwise, it was 12 wins for the Indians by forfeit, pinfall, technical fall, major decision or a standard three-point decision.

Levi Connelly (113) and Cole Whitehead (120) each won by forfeit, Dawson Stephens (132) pinned Kadin Leach in 49 seconds, Max Roark (138) pinned Justin Brown in 5:01, Dalton Hembree (145) took down Trenton Jackson in 1:07, Zane Cotten (152) won by a 17-1 tech fall against Alejandro Murillo, Dayton Fields (160) won a 6-2 decision against Isiah Tibbs, Cole Hatfield (170) pinned Devon Neill in 57 seconds, Trey Wilson (182) pinned Elijah Rawson in 2:36, Skyleer Commons (195) pinned Charlie March in 3:20, Kale Schrader (220) won a 11-1 major decision from DeAndrea Mendez, and Grant Durman (285) pinned Edwin Sandoval in 1:44.

Seneca jumped strong out of the gates against Rogers, picking up wins in the first nine weight categories of the dual from 113 to 170.

Connelly pinned Kade Black in 1:26, Whitehead won by forfeit, Smith pinned Ernesto Cornejo in 1:29, Stephens won by a 7-3 decision against Mykha Hunter, Roark won by a 16-1 tech fall against Alexis Perea, and the quartet of Hembree, Cotten, Fields, and Hatfield rounded out the run of points with 24 more on four straight forfeits by Rogers.

Carsen Smith (182) put Rogers on the board with a 19-3 tech fall against Wilson.

Commons (195) won the last non-forfeit match of the dual, beating Jacob Mounce on a 8-4 decision.

Seneca returned to action Thursday with duals against Diamond and McDonald County.

Mac County swept by Rogers, Rogers Heritage
The Mustangs fell Tuesday night 47-32 to Rogers Heritage and 33-30 to Rogers.

In the latter dual, Oscar Ortiz (120) won by forfeit, Jakob Gerow (126) pinned Cornejo in 32 seconds, and the trio of Jack Teague (152), Bronnie Kinser (285), and Erin Yang (106) won by forfeit.

Overall, McDonald County and Rogers only battled in five non-forfeit matches, with Rogers coming out on top in 80 percent of those matches.

Smith (182) pinned Timber Teague in 1:38, Black (113) won a 9-4 decision against Christian Davidson, Hunter (132) pinned Adrian Ocampo in 2:08, and Perea (145) pinned Jordan Meador in 3:26.

Two of McDonald County’s three returning state medalists had a chance to show their wares on the mat against Rogers Heritage, whereas it was just one-third of the trio against Rogers.

Gerow won a 13-1 major decision against Carvajal and Kinser pinned Sandoval in 1:49.

Ortiz, meanwhile, had to wait until Thursday to wrestle his first match of the season, as he earned a win by forfeit in both matches Tuesday.

Teague earned six points for the Mustangs with a 3:56 pin of Rawson, while Davidson earned the other six in a win by forfeit.
Heritage’s Leach (132) pinned Ocampo in 1:42, Brown (138) won by forfeit, and Murillo (160), Tibbs (170), March (195), and Mendez (220) each won by forfeit as well.