SENECA — A day before the Big 8 Conference rivals would be separated by a single point for the title of the inaugural conference tournament, Monett defeated Seneca 49-27 in a dual Thursday on the Indians' Homecoming.

For the Indians, Levi Connelly (113 pounds) pinned Ty McCully in 1:27, Dalton Hembree (145) pinned Corbin McCully in 20 seconds, Gabe Smith (170) won a 7-1 decision against Jordan Withnell, Dayton Fields (182) pinned Dru Guinn in 1:23, and Brayden Thiel (106) won by forfeit.

Monett's Karter Brink (120) won a 15-5 major decision against Clayton Swadley, Matthew Bahl (126) pinned Cole Whitehead in 1:06, Joseph Semerad (132) pinned Gabriel Commons in 1:44, Elias Barrientos (138) pinned Dane Napier in 1:15, Gunnar Bradley (152) pinned Nathan Brown in 39 seconds, Ethan Umfleet (160) won a 8-2 decision against Zane Cotten, Wesley Merriman (195) pinned Skyleer Commons in 3:39, Harrison Merriman (220) pinned Jakob Tate in 3:47, and Raymond Villalta (285) pinned Grant Durman in 3:08.