Even though McClain wrestling did better in head-to-head matches against Hillsboro on Thursday night, the Indians still came out on top as they were able to fill more roster spots than the Tigers. McClain bested Hillsboro in actual matches 5-3, but Hillsboro still won with a final of 39-29.
The following are the individual results:
106: (H)Dawson Carter def. (M)Shane Hoff – Fall 55.6
120: (M)Arron Kovach wins by forfeit
126: (M)Tanner Tite def. (H)Zak Klisz – 13-2
132: (M)Keegan Rollins def. (H)Chad Beiler – 5-0
138: (M)Sid Wardlow def. (H)Wyatt Wilkin – 15-12
145: (M)Tommy Johnson def. (H)Zack Snyder – 12-0
152: (H)Cordell Covault def. (M)John Stroud – 12-6
160: (M)Jake Badgley def. (H)Mason Stanley – Fall 35.9
170: (H)Curran Butler def. (M)Ethan Taylor – Fall 21.9
182: (H)Jed Asmus wins by forfeit
195: (H)Deegan Boris wins by forfeit
220: (H)Jared Conn wins by forfeit
285: (H)Jt Goldick wins by forfeit
“Head-to-head we won 5-3 and that’s the best we could do,” said McClain head coach Shane Paul after the match. “It was a situation where they have filled up the room with kids and we haven’t been able to so they beat us. That’s the bottom line.
“I think our guys look good. For the most part, I can’t say they did bad. There are a few things that I saw, pivotal points in some matches, where we could have executed a little better.”
McClain is now 1-2 in South Central Ohio League play.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” said Indians coach James Jones after the win. “I was real proud of the kids. The difference tonight between winning and losing the dual was having several key matches where kids didn’t get pinned. They fought the whole time through. Also, we had almost a full lineup. That’s why I stress how important each and everyone of these kids is.
“We had a couple guys in the starting lineup that haven’t been there. They did a great job tonight not getting stuck. One of them is Zack Snyder. He did a great job not getting pinned.
“Every year, Greenfield is a tough battle. It’s never a guaranteed victory. Paul has done a great job over there and as long as he is there, it’s going to be a battle win a dual.
“I also wasnt to thank the community for their support. Without them, this program isn’t going to be successful.”
Hillsboro also improves to 1-2 in SCOL with the win.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.