NA Grapplers Edge Council Rock South To Advance At Hershey

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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 South

PIAA Class AAA Consolations 2nd RD
132Joe Little (CR) dec. Jake Hinkson (NA)4-3
138A.J. Boeh (NA) maj. dec. Shane Flanagan (CR)10-0
145Lucas Martoccio (CR) maj. dec. Will Baierl (NA)14-2
152Dylan Schwartz (CR) dec. Sean Hoover (NA)7-3
160Jake Woodley (NA) maj. dec. Robert Cooper (CR)16-4
170Joe Doyle (CR) maj. dec. Jacob Fritch (NA)12-3
182Clay Byerly (NA) maj. dec. Scott Mackin (CR)12-0
195Jeff Clemens (NA) dec. Ben Kenis (CR)5-4
220Zach Smith (NA) pinned Thiason Nguyen (CR)0:56
285Layne Skundrich (NA) pinned Brandon Kohn (CR)1:52
106Riley Palmer (CR) maj. dec. Gabe Falo (NA)14-1
113Ben Radner (CR) pinned Jacob Downing (NA)0:52
120Zack Stedeford (NA) pinned Troy Nation (CR)3:59
126Zack Trampe (CR) wbf