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Central wrestling grapples to a 47-22 win over Tech

Golden Knights head to DIAA duals Feb. 10
February 10, 2018

The Sussex Central versus Sussex Tech crosstown wrestling rivalry came up on the Golden Knights’ side Feb. 7, as Central took home a 47-22 win over Tech.

Central’s Mason Ankrom started off the night with a fall over Hunter Ruff at 1:30 of the 106-pound weight class, but Tech bounced right back as Mason Rolph pinned Central’s Cole Jester at 5:42 of the 113-pound bout.

That’s as close as the Ravens would get, as Central took the next six matches.

Central’s Yony Morales won a 3-0 decision over Tech’s Hunter Hineline at 120. Junior Perez won a 16-8 major decision over Chase Flood at 126. Pins from Rashad Stratton over Trevor Whitlock at 0:46 in the 132 weight class and Brandon Greenlee over Roberto Santos at 4:57 in the 138 further extended the lead. Central’s Jaden Savage won a 5-4 decision over Thomas Bunting at 145, and Drew Morris kept the Knights going with a default at 152.

Tech got back on the scoreboard with Trey Hatfield grappling to a 15-3 major decision over Devin Pearsall at 160.

Central’s Tyler Bunting won a 7-5 decision over Tarryl Sturgis at 170 before Michael Wright from Sussex Central pinned Tech’s Darvin Perez at 0:38 of the 182 class. Central’s Yunior Cruz kept the Knight train running with a 17-8 decision over Dustin Rolph at 195. 

Tech closed out the evening by getting the last two pins of the match. Andrew Hawkins pinned Hiram Lasher at 3:43 of the 220 class, and Carl Schirmer pinned Tyler Karr at 0:51 of the 285-pound weight class.

The 2018 DIAA Dual Team Wrestling Championships will take place Saturday, Feb. 10, at Smyrna. Sussex Central was awarded the fourth seed and will wrestle fifth-seeded Dover at 2 p.m. Earning first-round byes are No. 1 Smyrna and No. 2 Salesianum.