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Friday, December 5, 2008
No holds barred when Scales is playing

By David Auguste
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CIN Scales
Orlando Scales posted a 48-0 record as a junior.

When it comes to wrestling, Elder (Cincinnati) senior Orlando Scales doesn't play around. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder is the state's best wrestler in his weight class and just completed an undefeated 48-0 junior year. He returns to the mat this season intent on winning a second straight title and etching his name in school history as the first two-time champion. As focused as he is on the task at hand, he still finds time to relax and play video games. This week, Scales lays the smack down on his favorite video games.

1. NCAA Football 09
"It's different and it's realistic. I have played Madden forever."

2. Madden NFL 09
"I like the different hit sticks it has. My favorite team is the Bengals. I use [Keith] Rivers all the time on defense."

3. WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw (original)
"It came out when I was into wrestling. I used to play it a lot. My favorite wrestler to use is the Undertaker."

4. NBA Live '08
"My team is the Memphis Grizzles. I like how I have a lot of 3-point shooters on my team. I don't play basketball; playing this game is different. It's a change of pace."

5. Sonic the Hedgehog
"I love how he spins all the way around. He just gets all the bad guys."

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