adidas classic football boots Line Mountain dominates dual after slow start
MANDATA With the match starting at 170 pounds, undermanned Northeast Bradford had a chance to get out to a nice lead in its District 4 Class 2A Dualsround of 16 clashwith Line Mountain.
The Panthers did that, but not by as much as they needed.
Tyler Devonshiregot a 3 1 win over Chris Koperna and Noah Forbes majored Wyatt Bingaman, giving the visitors aseven point lead to make their 2 hour, 20 minute trip south more enjoyable.
After the slow start, Line Mountain dominated and went on to win54 16.
Eagle senior Ethan Long (ranked No 14 in the state) overcame a first period knee injury (after leading 4 2 on a pair of takedowns) for a 6 2 win over sophomore standout Dawson Brown to put Line Mountain up for the first time at 9 7.
After using a little more than a minute of injury time, Long (25 9) went right back to work against Brown (23 6), nearly scrambling for a takedown before the first period buzzer.
Long added a reversal on the whistle in the third.
The Eagles (14 3) move on to a quarterfinal round date with No. Saturday at Milton High School.
Long bumped up from 195 to wrestle Brown and wanted to help get the team going.
“You have to always hammer the whole match and always be looking to score points,
” Long said.”If you stay ahead and something happens you’ve got those points.”
Long said it felt good to give his team the lead.
“I felt pretty good getting a couple points and getting everyone else excited,” Long said.
Line Mountain coach Mike Martz said it didn’t matter to him that the match started at a favorable weigh for the Panthers.
“We planned on bumping Ethan up there anyway to wrestle a quality kid,” he said, “and move Jaron up to 285.”
That would be Jaron Renn, who continued his success wrestling opponents anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds heavier.
After Long’s win, the 210 pound Renn got a key 6 2 win over senior Owen Maryott in a battle of state ranked wrestlers.
“We’re pretty close in rank and I knew it would be a dogfight. Going in I knew it would be a six minute match and I like that,” Renn said. “I like going into matches where I know it’s going to be tight and not a blow away.”
Maryott (25 4) got the first takedown on a bit of a scramble near the edge of the match in the first period before Renn escaped. Renn (23 7) escaped to start the second and worked for a takedown, then tilted Maryott for two nearfall points and a 6 2 lead.