When the Winters Mill Falcons topped the Southern Garrett Rams earlier this 2010-2011 wrestling season, sports fans across the board went to their calanders and circled the Falcons’ showdown with South Carroll.
The two top teams from out west did battle on the mat in hopes to host the 1A/2A West Regional Duals, with the honors going to South Carroll after a two-point win over Winters Mill, 29-27.
Taking eight of the 14 matches, South Carroll had a one-up on the Falcons in the meet, but three Winters Mill falls kept the team in the match till the end.
Opening the night with back-to-back falls by Valdez and Logue at 103 and 112, the Falcons took a 12-0 lead in the meet, but with the Cavs taking three of the next five matches, the lead would only hold for so long.
Pooton started the South Carroll sprint to the win at 145, earning a tech fall that would tumble a five-match winning streak for the Cavs, including decisions by Gaunt (152), Fung (160), Reiter (171) and a fall by Schmitz at 189 to post a 29-18 score.
Still within striking distance, the Falcons needed two falls to pull out a win in the match (30-29), but holding Winters Mill’s Burndley to a decision at 215 would make Kozera’s fall at 285 inconsequential, as the Cavs had already clinched the win.
It is sure to be a hot Wednesday of wrestling at South Carroll High School, seeing four tough teams battle for the 1A/2A West Regional Championship.
South Carroll, the number one seed, will take on No. 4 seeded Williamsport before second seeded Winters Mill tried to again defeat the tough third seeded Southern-Garrett Rams.
Class 2A/1A West — @ South Carroll HS
#1 South Carroll (13-0, 8.00 power rating) vs. #4 Williamsport (12-2, 6.76)
#2 Winters Mill (13-1, 7.42) vs. #3 Southern-Garrett (12-1, 7.38)
South Carroll 29, Winters Mill 27
103- Valdez (WM) fall Stipcak (SC) 2:45
112- Logue (WM) fall Mullen (SC) :48
119- Atwell (SC) dec Rose (WM) 10-4
125- Wampler (SC) dec Cullison (WM) 5-2
130- Steine (WM) dec Willingham (SC) 8-5
135- Plumley (SC) dec Cook (WM) 5-4
140- Sharkey (WM) dec Stavish (SC) 6-1
145- Pooton (SC) tech fall Oxendine (WM) 15-0 4:56
152- Gaunt (SC) dec Cullison (WM) 6-4 ot
160- Fung (SC) dec Corbin (WM) 9-2
171- Reiter (SC) dec Chang (WM) 5-0
189- Schmitz (SC fall Utz (WM) :36
215- Burndley (WM) dec Wright (SC) 7-1
285- Kozera (WM) fall Bostic (SC) :28