The Bulldog wrestling team hosted a tri on Tuesday night, with Lawson and Lafayette County (Higginsville) coming to town for a triumvirate of duals.
In the opening dual of the night between Lafayette County's Huskers and Brookfield, the Bulldogs rolled their way to a 59-18 victory.
The second dual presented more of a challenge for the Bulldogs, as they were defeated by Lawson's Cardinals 45-33.
"I'm seeing a lot of good things," Brookfield coach Drew Passley said. "We're pretty aggressive, and we're taking a lot of shots. We're physical. We're a little sloppy, but with a few more matches, I expect us to clean those types of things up. Conditioning is always a work in progress, but we'll get better as the season goes."
Against Lawson, in the 126-pound weight class, Donavan Parn defeated Norman Sizemore by third-round fall. In the 132, Michael Delana lost a 10-7 decision to Anthony Manley.
Dawson Baker was victorious by first-round fall in the 138-pound class, and Jacob McCormick suffered an early fall in the class above at 145.
At 160 pounds, Khalil Walker managed a win by pinfall just 13 seconds into the match.
The most thrilling match of the evening was in the 170-pound weight class, as Brent Downey forced a one-point third-period deficit to a tie at the end of regulation and won 6-4 in the added minute of sudden victory time.
In the remaining five matches that followed, the Bulldogs won just one when heavyweight Brooks Baker won by submission in the first round.
"We have to improve on our top position, and a little bit on neutral, too," junior Baker said of his team. "We have to work on some conditioning we didn't seem to have today. It's about who wants to work the hardest, on and off of the mat."