Dubbed the “Bear Bryant” of Alabama high school wrestling, Vestavia Hills coach Steve Gaydosh ended his regular season career facing of against the Hoover Bucs. The match started out with freshman Riley Huff battling Bryan Segars in a 2-6 loss. Junior Patterson Huff quickly put the Bucs on the scoreboard with a first period pin of Jay Lovell. Junior Gage Camp used some unconventional tactics in an exciting match with Isiah Flowers. After two and half periods of back an forth action, Camp got the upper hand with a pin to put the Bucs up 12-3. Sophomore Larry Wallace was next up facing off with Quin Estes. After three periods, Estes came out with a 5-2 win. Junior Corwin Russell returned from injury to tangle with Jack Stoves, losing 0-6. Senior Jarrett Anthony ended a recent skid outlasting fellow senior Wesley Hartsill 4-3 to put the Bucs up 15-9. Junior Connor Metcalf faced off with Spencer Haddock and going the distance but came up short with a 4-5 loss. After a forfeit at 152, Junior Randy Jenkins fought hard against returning state champ Hayden Hill, ultimately losing 0-7. Khalil Williamson returned from injury to battle senior George Dazzio, going to down with a fall in the second period. Sophomore DeAngleo DeWitt squared off against Zach Nelson in a back and forth match ending with Nelson getting the upper hand long enough to pick up the pin. Senior Bret Winters continued his dominant season with a 13-4 win over Morgan Long to close the gap to 14. Junior Christon Taylor tangled with Jacob Edwards in a tight match with Edwards securing the 13-9 win. Senior Gavin Jackson closed the night with a pin over Barrett Striplin. Final score Hoover 25, Vestavia 36.