NA Grapplers Edge Council Rock South To Advance At Hershey
The North Allegheny wrestling team edged Council Rock South on Friday evening, 33-30, to advance to the Third Round Consolations of the PIAA Team Tournament. With the Tigers leading 27-24 with two bouts to go, sophomore Zack Stedeford picked up a fall over Troy Nation at 120 pounds to clinch a North Allegheny victory. The Tigers improve to 17-4 overall and will face District 3 runner-up Central Dauphin this morning at 9:00.
North Allegheny trailed 14-8 before rolling off four straight wins to take a 27-14 lead. Clay Byerly earned a 12-0 major decision at 182 pounds, Jeff Clemans delivered a 5-4 decision at 195 pounds, and Zach Smith and Layne Skundrich came up with back-to-back falls at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.
Council Rock South cut the NA lead to 27-24 with a major decision by Riley Palmer at 106 pounds and a fall by Ben Radner at 113 pounds, but Stedeford answered with the match-clinching fall at 120 pounds to lift the Tigers to the next round.
For a look at the PIAA Class AAA bracket, click here.
Wrestling Match Summary: NA vs. Council Rock SouthPIAA Class AAA Consolations 2nd RD
|132||Joe Little (CR) dec. Jake Hinkson (NA)||4-3|
|138||A.J. Boeh (NA) maj. dec. Shane Flanagan (CR)||10-0|
|145||Lucas Martoccio (CR) maj. dec. Will Baierl (NA)||14-2|
|152||Dylan Schwartz (CR) dec. Sean Hoover (NA)||7-3|
|160||Jake Woodley (NA) maj. dec. Robert Cooper (CR)||16-4|
|170||Joe Doyle (CR) maj. dec. Jacob Fritch (NA)||12-3|
|182||Clay Byerly (NA) maj. dec. Scott Mackin (CR)||12-0|
|195||Jeff Clemens (NA) dec. Ben Kenis (CR)||5-4|
|220||Zach Smith (NA) pinned Thiason Nguyen (CR)||0:56|
|285||Layne Skundrich (NA) pinned Brandon Kohn (CR)||1:52|
|106||Riley Palmer (CR) maj. dec. Gabe Falo (NA)||14-1|
|113||Ben Radner (CR) pinned Jacob Downing (NA)||0:52|
|120||Zack Stedeford (NA) pinned Troy Nation (CR)||3:59|
|126||Zack Trampe (CR) wbf|