EL DORADO — The McPherson High School wrestling team is off to a good start after taking down El Dorado 56-17 in both team’s season-opener on Thursday. The Bullpups are now 1-0 overall and 1-0 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Division III League.

El Dorado did not have wrestlers at 106 or 113, giving the Bullpups an automatic 12-0 lead. Gavin Richardson (126), Collin Pearson (132), Landon Crews (138), Rhett Edmonson (145), and Mason Trash (220) all won by fall. Lorenzo Cruzen at 120 won his match by a 17-3 decision, and Jonah Clarke at 170 won his match by a 16-6 decision.

The McPherson girls open the season with a home invitational at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The boys are next in action on Thursday when the Bullpups host a double dual with Chapman and Smoky Valley beginning at 5 p.m.